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September 1, 2008 | AL MARTINEZ
This is the season of combustion, where heat, humidity and wind drive fires through the mountains and canyons of Southern California, howling over hillsides thick with oak trees and chaparral, scorching the summery blue skies and burning wild red patterns into the night. We who live in the danger areas know that. We've heard the fire bells clang and the sirens scream like women in pain many times before. We've packed our pictures, rounded up our pets, filled the cars with valuables and waited for the time to run before the flames.
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December 31, 2007 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
The Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl have long served as Southern California's annual infomercials, as millions of people around the world gather around their television sets to marvel at the floats and the football -- but also to wonder how it could possibly be so darn sunny in the middle of the winter. This year, though, the parade and the game could feature another trademark of Southern California weather: Santa Ana winds.
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November 24, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Dry conditions and a return of Santa Ana winds prompted red flag warnings Friday by the National Weather Service for Los Angeles and six other counties, an indication of added fire risks. The warnings, which took effect at noon in mountain areas of L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura and Kern counties, are expected to last until at least 6 p.m. Sunday. Winds of up to 75 mph are expected.
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November 22, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Thanksgiving travelers beware: this week's forecast for Southern California includes fog, Santa Ana winds and fire warnings. The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, excluding the Antelope Valley, for Friday afternoon to Sunday morning as cool winds pick up and the humidity drops into the single digits from Malibu to the Hollywood Hills.
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November 20, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
The Thanksgiving travel season got off to a bad start as dozens of flights were delayed or diverted Sunday night into Monday morning because of dense fog blanketing Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. And Southern California can expect another weather menace later this week: the return of Santa Ana winds. Thick coastal fog also shut down one of two runways for arriving flights at Los Angeles International Airport late Monday night.
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November 4, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Thirteen days after fire forced them from their homes, Santiago Canyon residents were allowed to return Saturday when expected flame-fanning Santa Ana winds didn't materialize. Fire officials lifted the mandatory evacuation order at 4 p.m., but emphasized that complete containment of Orange County's Santiago fire isn't anticipated until this evening.
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November 2, 2007 | Hector Becerra, Maeve Reston and Tony Perry, Times Staff Writers
The expected return of strong Santa Ana winds beginning this afternoon had fire officials across Southern California racing to boost defenses and implement some of the lessons learned during last week's destructive brush fires. The National Weather Service on Thursday issued red flag warnings for much of the Southland through at least Sunday night.
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October 30, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Janet Wilson and Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writers
Firefighters hurried Monday to control the stubborn wildfires that continued to burn throughout Southern California before the Santa Ana winds return this week. Forecasters are predicting offshore winds by the weekend, though the ferocity was expected to be less than the gale-force winds that spread wildfires through the region's bone-dry tinder last week. Moist air and lower temperatures in recent days have helped firefighters battle the blazes.
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October 28, 2007 | Tony Perry, Ashley Powers and Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writers
Under cool, moist skies, firefighters on Saturday made significant strides against the remaining fires in Southern California. Displaced residents streamed back to their homes, and hard-hit San Diegans prepared to cheer on their Chargers in a football stadium that, just days before, had been an emergency shelter for thousands. Firefighters hoped that balmy temperatures would help them maintain their gains on many fronts today.
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