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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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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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April 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Forecasters are warning of gusty winds across parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting Sunday night, urging drivers to be careful of sudden crosswinds. The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday Monday, with the strongest winds buffeting people in the mountains, especially around the Highway 14 and Interstate 5 corridors, according to the National Weather Service. The high winds are a result of a high pressure system developing over the region. Forecasters predicted northeastern winds blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Robert J. Lopez
A red flag warning is in effect across Southern California, with the National Weather Service warning that incoming Santa Ana winds are creating a serious fire hazard across the region. Forecasters expect wind gusts up to 50 mph across L.A.-area mountain ranges and desert communities and warn the wind and single-digit humidity is making Los Angeles and Ventura counties -- excluding the Antelope Valley -- vulnerable to fast-moving fires. Southern California wildfires: Full coverage Since the spring, state firefighters have been inundated with fast-moving, raging wildfires in both Southern and Northern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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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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September 21, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Bracing for the arrival of a heat wave and the likelihood of Santa Ana winds, Southern California firefighters rushed this weekend to extinguish the Station fire and a smaller blaze east of Temecula. A high-pressure system building over the Great Basin area today will bring low humidity and temperatures in the high 90s to the Los Angeles area. While weather at the beaches will remain in the 80s, the mercury is expected to reach triple digits inland and in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A detective investigating the gruesome burning death of a man on Halloween night said Monday that it appears the man may have accidentally started the fire himself while trying to light a cigarette. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. Richard Biddle, a bystander recounted seeing the victim, Gilbert Estrada, accidentally ignite the hood of his Halloween costume with a cigarette lighter. When Estrada pulled the hood off his head, the flames spread to his back, eventually engulfing his whole body, the bystander said.
NEWS
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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