Latest Santa Ana winds Stories
Firefighters at the northern edge of California's San Fernando Valley got a break Tuesday as Santa Ana winds eased up after fueling deadly twin wildfires.
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.
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.
Firefighters were battling a wildfire in California's Angeles National Forest Monday, triggering the evacuation of 1,200 residents, officials said.
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.
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.
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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