Santa Ana Winds
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.
A spring storm that battered Northern California Saturday continues to move south, dumping snow in the mountains above Los Angeles and bringing big waves to beaches.
Powerful Santa Ana winds have died down across Southern California, and forecasters say a new weather system from the west could bring some relief from bone-dry conditions.
Red Flag warnings set to expire at midnight in Los Angeles and Orange County have been extended to 9 a.m. and noon, respectively.Additionally, a warning for Riverside County has also been extended to noon Sunday.
Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected across Southern California, along with warm temperatures, dry air and the potential for wildfires.
Southern California is enduring another day of strong, gusty and possibly damaging winds.
Power remained out for some 77,000 Southern California Edison customers Saturday, and SCE warned that some of those people may face extended waits for electric service repairs.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday it will take days to clean up after what he called a “once in a generation” wind event, and he urged residents to stay indoors and brace for another night of strong winds.
Fierce Santa Ana winds hit Southern California on Wednesday night, causing scattered power outages and property damage.
Los Angeles will be the envy of the nation in the weather department Sunday, as much of the snow-bound nation huddles up for the Super Bowl.
Santa Ana winds are forecast to keep Southern California dry and warm through the coming work week.
It’s spring break for winter in Southern California.
Temperatures across the Los Angeles area are expected to remain in the 80s until a cooling trend begins Tuesday.