Santa Anas in February

Although certainly not unheard of in winter, Santa Anas in Southern California were once much more common in late fall. A couple of years ago when I reported on global warming in our part of the world, a spokesperson for the Ventura County Fire Department revealed out that the VCFD had changed its policies to take into account the fact that now Santa Anas often crop up much later in the year…such as around Christmastime, which is when the spectacular Ranch Fire raced across Upper Ojai, costing millions.

Today a fire is burning out of control in Orange County, virtually all of coastal Southern California is under a "Red Flags" warning, it’s windy, and temps tomorrow are expected to be in the 80’s. But the evening sky is beautiful…


Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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