Santa Ana wind


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Santa Ana wind

A strong down-slope wind that blows through the mountain passes in southern California. These winds, which can easily exceed 40 miles per hour, are warm and dry and can severely exacerbate brush or forest fires, especially under drought conditions. These always blow in an east-west or northeastsouthwest direction.
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Where Nottingham, for Pressler, is a place of hidden wonder, LA for Hendricks is 'dry and crackly, with a strong Santa Ana wind driving the dust through tiny cracks around the windows and making firefighters nervous'.
Joan Didion has written California's Santa Ana wind as if it were vengeance itself.
In a hopeful sign, thousands of firefighters were making headway Tuesday against the vast Thomas Fire in Southern California, with winds decreasing to 15 to 25 mph and the Santa Ana wind event beginning to wane.
The Skirball Fire in the area south of scenic Mulholland Drive and north of Sunset Boulevard is just one of several major out-of-control brush fires that have sprung up in Southern California since Monday, when Santa Ana wind conditions set in.
When these are strong, they produce the famous Santa Ana winds. The peak for Santa Ana wind events is in late October and November.
Pollen comes to the Willamette Valley like the hot Santa Ana wind rakes Los Angeles.
What happens in California when Santa Ana wind fires are burning may affect the national carriers, but they may not have any effect on the regional carriers.
Yesterday's easing of the fierce dry Santa Ana wind allowed firefighters to make efforts to block the main fires from advancing into hillside districts.
From disastrous Santa Ana wind effects to maps and microclimate oddities, WEATHER EXTREMES OF THE WEST is an exciting survey of meteorology and weather oddities.
I recall some houses half-way in the desert, And how dry the trees all seemed, and temporary Even the tallest buildings looked, with bungalows Decaying in the Santa Ana wind. And finally Just how small it was, and mean.
The Santa Ana wind blows off the desert, temperatures soar, and the 200,000-acre Angeles National Forest becomes fodder.
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