Other Local Winds -
Santa Ana Winds
Hot, dry winds
that often sweep through the L.A. Basin in the
fall and winter.
Need a strong high
over the southwestern U.S. -->>
winds descend from
the higher desert terrain down in to the L.A.
Basin - parcels become warmer and drier due to compressional
wind speeds are
enhanced as the flow channels through the
a satellite view
of a Santa Ana event:
Fires during October, 2007: