Santa Ana Winds

I guess if the worse thing that happened on a Friday the 13th is wind then we didn’t get off too bad 🙂  The Santa Ana winds came through yesterday with gusts up to 50 mph and they really did rock the RV.

The Santa Ana winds are dry, sometimes hot and dusty, wind in southwestern California that blow westward through the canyons toward the coastal areas. They normally occur during the fall, winter and spring, tending to peak in December. The wind usually has its origin when cold air spills southward into the Great Basin, trapped between the Rockies to the east and the Sierras and Southern California coastal range to the west. Winds are driven into Southern California when the pressure of the interior air mass exceeds the pressure along the California coast. Winds are often strongest in mountain passes where we are currently camped.

They did die down considerably by dinnertime so Friday the 13th ended well 🙂

Until next time …


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