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Gusty and dry: Santa Ana winds fan raging California fires

The wildfires raging in Southern California are being fanned by Santa Ana winds, the notoriously gusty and witheringly dry blasts that are linked to some of the worst infernos in the region’s history. A classic Santa Ana is formed when high pressure over the Great Basin causes dry air to flow out of the interior of the West in a clockwise rotation and enter Southern California from the northeast and move toward lower pressure off the coast. The air speeds up as it squeezes through mountain … Read the referenced story…

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