Santa Ana Winds
About 1,500 Southern California Edison customers in Fontana have been without electricity since the pre-dawn hours on Saturday, after gusty winds pushed a tree onto two power poles, disrupting service.
Gusty Santa Ana winds arrived Tuesday in Southern California, bringing the possibility of a brief return to summer-like temperatures during the first week of winter.
Santa Ana winds were headed toward Southern California on Monday, bringing the possibility of 55 mph gusts and summer-like temperatures just two days before Christmas, forecasters said.
As high winds continue to blow through Southern California, the Red Flag fire warning has firefighters on high alert.
Strong winds are expected across Southwestern California through Monday morning, officials advised.
Record highs were expected this week as a heat wave moves into Southern California.
A red flag warning is expected to go into effect on Sunday for much of Southern California, the National Weather Service announced.
Get geared up for a hot week in the Southland. A strong ridge of high pressure will expand into the west coast over the next 24 hours.
One of California’s largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.
A wildfire that forced hundreds of residents out of their homes late last week was 78 percent contained on Sunday, authorities said.
Fire and weather officials are urging Southern Californians to heed high fire and wind warnings over the next three days after a third year of especially dry conditions.
Southern Californians should keep that beach umbrella handy and hold off on buying new snow skis — at least through the end of 2013.
Strong and possibly damaging Santa Ana winds continue to plague Southern California with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour expected in some mountain areas.
A wildfire in the heavily vegetated Santa Ana River bottom has been held to 311 acres, despite gusty Santa Ana winds, extremely dry conditions and temperatures in the 80s.
A Red Flag warning was in effect Monday indicating high fire danger across the region.