Latest Santa Ana winds Stories

2008-10-14 09:00:06

Twin wildfires raced through acreage north of California's San Fernando Valley, killing at least one person and destroying 49 structures, officials said. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, warning residents that Santa Ana winds made the fires dangerous and unpredictable, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Monday's death raised to three the total number of fatalities officials blame on the recent string of...

2008-10-13 21:00:20

The National Weather Service warned late Monday that brisk Santa Ana winds would continue to whip a pair of wildfires raging in northern Los Angeles. The two fires had consumed more than 10,000 acres and destroyed several homes in the San Fernando Valley and were blamed for two deaths as of late Monday afternoon. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Ventura County where dry winds out of the northeast were expected to...

2008-10-13 09:00:25

Firefighters were battling a wildfire in California's Angeles National Forest Monday, triggering the evacuation of 1,200 residents, officials said. No injuries have been reported in the blaze, in the foothills near the San Fernando Valley, but about 450 homes in the Los Angeles's Lopez and Kagel canyons are considered threatened by the "Marek fire," The Los Angeles Times reported. One house, three motor homes, a garage and a shed had been destroyed by the blaze, which was 20 percent...

2008-10-13 09:00:05

Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes gained ground Sunday on a wildfire that has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The blaze has charred about 750 acres, also consuming a garage, several sheds and three motor homes, said Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Ron Haralson. No one was seriously injured. - The Associated Press gusting winds Powerful Santa Ana winds...

2005-11-18 13:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire whipped by hot Santa Ana winds raced through parched canyons near the Southern California coast on Friday and threatened expensive communities near the seaside city of Ventura. Thick black smoke billowed above the city in television images. But no injuries were reported and no houses had been destroyed. Dozens of residents packed their belongings into cars and streamed out of some neighborhoods even though authorities had not ordered evacuations. More than...

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The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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