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November 3, 1992 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Tis the season for Santa Ana winds. Weather forecasters predicted Monday that the strongest Santa Anas of the year could arrive in Orange County today and continue with increasing strength through Wednesday. Gusts of up to 35 m.p.h. were expected to begin by late afternoon, said Steve Burback, a meteorologist for WeatherData, which provides forecasts for The Times. Wednesday's winds should be even stronger, Burback said.
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April 14, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The greater Los Angeles area will experience "significant warming" and gusty winds Monday, forecasters warned. The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday, reaching  from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph in some parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to the mid-80s in the valleys and inland areas, and mid-70s at the beaches. The high winds and temperatures are the result of a  high pressure system developing over the region.
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November 22, 1991 | PAUL CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana winds will bring sunny skies and higher temperatures to San Diego this weekend, the weather service said. "It will be a pleasant weekend, nice and sunny," said Dan Atkin of the National Weather Service in San Diego. A budding high pressure system over San Diego will team with the dry winds to deliver the Indian summer skies, Atkin said. The Santa Ana winds will peak Saturday, he said.
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January 14, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Dry weather and Santa Ana winds created havoc for firefighters across California on Tuesday as small brush fires broke out from the Bay Area to the Inland Empire. In Riverside County, more than 100 firefighters battled a blaze in the Jurupa Valley that destroyed four homes, 11 outbuildings and damaged dozens of vehicles, fire officials said. Gusts in excess of 20 mph were reported. An elementary school and homes near Mission Boulevard were evacuated, the Riverside County Fire Department said.
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January 23, 1993
Southern California's weather is finally returning to normal, with Orange County due its first sunny weekend in more than a month, according to WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times. Conditions will be "mostly sunny and dry, with pleasant temperatures," meteorologist Steve Burback said. There is no rain in the five-day forecast through Wednesday, allowing the flood-soaked ground to begin to stabilize.
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February 21, 1992 | PAUL CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can leave your umbrella at home this weekend, finally. Warmer temperatures and clear skies will dominate the weather for the next few days, forecasters said. "Plenty of sunshine, low humidity, warm daytime temperatures," chanted Wilbur Shigehara, chief forecaster for the National Weather Service in San Diego. According to Shigehara, a developing Santa Ana wind condition inspired his mantra. "The weak Santa Ana will chase the rain away from San Diego," Shigehara said.
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December 1, 1986 | MAYERENE BARKER
Santa Ana wind gusts of up to 40 m.p.h. toppled trees, signs and two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department transmitting towers in Chatsworth on Sunday, but no major damage to homes or businesses was reported in the valley areas. Sheriff's Sgt. James Rupsa said the department's two transmitters on Oat Mountain above Chatsworth were blown down about 4 a.m. and were back in operation about 4 p.m.
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January 26, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
Nelson Holdings International Ltd., which recently disclosed that its banks had reduced the company's borrowing power, said it has canceled director Michael Cimino's latest movie project, "Santa Ana Wind." The cancellation followed a similar move last fall, when Nelson indefinitely postponed "Michael Collins," a planned Cimino film about a 1920s Irish rebel.
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April 18, 1992
Unseasonably strong Santa Ana winds will gust over Orange County today and Sunday, possibly pushing temperatures into the high 80s, meteorologists said Friday. Building high pressure over the Southland coupled with a jet stream pushing south from Northern California will create Santa Ana wind conditions, said Steve Burback, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times.
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February 20, 1988 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
Just what was the weather phenomenon that shrieked viciously out of the Mojave and into the Southland this week, upending tractor trailers, catapulting pine trees through tile roofs, fanning fires, ripping down power lines and leaving hairdos, yards and nerves a mess? Author Raymond Chandler about 50 years ago painted the Santa Anas as sinister, hot, dry winds that "curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like this . . .
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December 25, 2013 | By Jason Felch
As temperatures hovered around freezing across much of the United States on Christmas Day, Southern California basked in unseasonably warm weather as Santa Ana winds pushed hot, dry air across the region. In Long Beach, the mercury hit 85 degrees, beating the 1972 high of 81 degrees. In downtown Los Angeles, temperatures reached 82 degrees, making it the second warmest Christmas Day since records began in 1877 and well above the seasonal average of 67 degrees. The record was set in 1980 with a high of 85 downtown.
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December 15, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Santa Ana winds, low humidity and dry conditions prompted authorities to issue a red-flag warning of increased fire danger for much of Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties Sunday. The alert was expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m., the National Weather Service in Oxnard reported. Temperatures in many coastal and valley areas were expected to climb into the lower- to mid-80s, with highs of 84 at the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, 83 in Malibu Canyon and 81 in Whittier Hills already recorded, according to meteorologist David Sweet.
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December 13, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A high-pressure system building over the L.A. Basin could create dangerous fire conditions as Santa Ana winds blow over the Southland through Sunday. Residents in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys could experience wind gusts as high as 65 mph this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Red flag warnings, meanwhile, could start as early as Friday afternoon. The Santa Monica Mountains and eastern Ventura County won't escape high winds either. "The big concern is the potential fire starts.
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November 5, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A wind advisory is in effect for the mountains of Los Angeles County until noon Tuesday with gusts potentially reaching 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to create dangerous fire conditions throughout Southern California, weather officials said. A red flag warning was issued through 6 p.m. Tuesday, said Bonnie Bartling, a meteorologist with the weather service in Oxnard. "Because the humidities are going to be down quite a bit and we're going to have offshores, we are always concerned about fire potential," she said.
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November 4, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Strong Santa Ana winds expected to hit the Southland on Monday night will create dangerous fire conditions, weather officials said. A wind advisory  is in effect for the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range, from 10 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday, with gusts potentially reaching 40 to 50 mph. A red flag warning was also issued for the mountains from 10 p.m. Monday evening through 6 p.m. Tuesday, said Bonnie Bartling,...
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October 4, 2013 | By Craig Nakano and Dianne de Guzman
Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park in Irvine. About 1:30 p.m., however, officials said the houses would reopen for public touring around 2:30 this afternoon. Portions of the related green design expo remained temporarily closed Friday. [ Update: The green design expo reopened Saturday.]
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October 5, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And you thought summer was over! The calendar says it ended two weeks ago, but summer came back with a vengeance Thursday, spewing a double whammy of searing heat and wilting smog. A mild Santa Ana wind condition drove temperatures into the mid-90s around much of Orange County. Beach temperatures hovered in the mid- to high 70s. Although the air quality was deemed "unhealthful" in most places, no smog alerts were issued. Today, however, heat haters can rejoice and heat lovers can mourn.
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November 20, 1998 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the right time of year for Santa Ana winds, and indeed Thursday in the San Fernando Valley warm gusts rattled windows, downed tree limbs and scattered garbage. But those winds were not Santa Anas. "It may have felt like a Santa Ana wind, but the atmospheric conditions for a classic Santa Ana were not present," said meteorologist Jeff House of WeatherData, which provides weather information to The Times.
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October 4, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Wind gust topping 50 mph were reported in some parts of Southern California on Friday as Santa Ana winds battered the region. The strong winds and dry conditions have officials worried about wildfires this weekend. Red flag warnings are in affect this weekend. And the National Weather Service issued wind warnings through Saturday evening. Just .09 inches of rain has fallen in the last three months, said JPL climatologist Bill Patzert. "I can't exaggerate how crispy it is out there," he said.
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October 4, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is warning customers to prepare for possible power outages due to Santa Ana winds that are expected to blow in Friday. “During high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed lines from tree branches and other flying debris,” the utility said in a statement. The Santa Ana winds expected to begin gusting Friday will blow across a Southland experiencing one of its driest years in more than a century.  The  National Weather Service  has issued red flag warnings across Southern California, and firefighting agencies have already started positioning more resources in key areas.
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