Santa Ana Winds Fanning Wildfires
In the months of October and November most people from the United States are glazing at the trees as the leaves turn auburn and fall to the ground. Some even experience snow fall. Californians have a different experience compared to the rest of the U.S. October and November are known as fire season.
There are many reasons for this occurrence. But the main one is due to the Santa Ana winds coming from the Great Basin. The Great Basin is made up of parts of Oregon, California, Utah, Wyoming, and most of Nevada. The Santa Ana winds mostly effect Southern California and Norther Baja California, Mexico. The Great Basin pushes are winds that are cool and dry high-pressure winds. The Santa Ana winds are known for fueling the fires occurring in California, only to cause a greater catastrophe.
Current or Recent Fires:
Maria Fires: Between Santa Paula and Somis. Affecting 10,800 people and evacuation.
Hillside Fire: Began in San Bernardino affecting more than 1,300 people.
46 Fire: Began in Riverside County in Jurupa Valley. Three homes were damaged.
Easy Fire: Occurred near Simi Valley, 700 firefighters helped contain the fire overnight.
Getty Fire: Began in Mandeville Canyon, fire spread across 745 acres wide.
It is important to have a fire exit plan with your family or roommates no matter where you live. Make sure you at least have two ways out of the building or residence. It is also important once the fire exit plan has been executed to find a spot where all parties will meet.