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dramatic weather

When we moved up to Riverside, I expected long hot summers, and we got them. But I didn't expect the autumns to be so intense! The wind started blowing briskly early this morning. By the time I came back from errands in midafternoon it was really strong, to the point of blowing our gate wide open. Now it's the middle of the night and it's gotten even stronger, making whistling noises and banging things about. At this point it's kind of at the border between exciting and alarming. I won't say we never had such exciting weather in San Diego—there was the night when the board fence at the west of our apartment building blew over!—but what we're having tonight is near the high end of the scale.


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Dec. 3rd, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
It' Santa Ana season, and you are now right in the corridor.
Dec. 3rd, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
Is that what "Santa Ana" means up here? Down in San Diego, we say "Santa Ana" when a fall day is mildly windy, but hot and dry. The wind yesterday didn't feel noticeably hot, so "Santa Ana" never came to mind.
Dec. 3rd, 2016 05:30 pm (UTC)
The Santa Ana's can be cold, but they come out of the east, they are very dry. If the desert is cold, the wind will be cold, especially the first day or two. If they blow for long, they get hotter. (I remember many a January when the Santa Ana's would be cold and clear after a rain, but two weeks later of steady blowing it's 104 degrees and so dry you shock yourself on every bit of metal you touch.)
Dec. 3rd, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, that does sound dramatic! We're not getting a breath of wind down here.
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