Santa Ana Winds Explained

Much of the current fire danger in California comes from the winds.

by Eric Holdeman / October 30, 2019

This Washington Post article provides an update on the California fires. More so, it gives a detailed explanation of the ins and outs of Santa Ana winds. Why now, at this time of year, and what is making the wind event that started on Tuesday and will extend through Wednesday so dangerous. 

A ‘high-end and dangerous’ Santa Ana wind event will dramatically escalate California’s fire risk starting Tuesday night

By the time you read this on Wednesday, Oct. 30, we'll have a better idea of how bad these winds have impacted the fire behavior.

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