Tag: Santa Ana Winds

Despite Strong Offshore Winds, Southern California still sees Sea Breeze activity.

For Southern California, a clear signal that fall has arrived is that strong offshore wind events develop, also known as Santa Ana winds. These strong Northeast /East winds frequently fuel fire activity and signals the end to sea breeze activity at the beaches…..or does it. Sometimes the offshore winds are pulled back onshore and pockets…

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Unprecendented Heat in the West

by Meteorologist Kerry Anderson California is seeing unprecedented heat this Labor Day weekend. Sunday the National Weather Service reported a temperature of 120 in Reseda. Meanwhile, the Santa Barbara shoreline barely broke into the 70s.  Why such contrasts? First, we are seeing an astonishingly strong upper-level ridge over the area. Monday’s 500mb map (below) indicates…

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