A Fire Weather Watch has been announced by the NWS, starting Sunday. A Santa Ana condition is forming, so we will have dry, warmer-than-average weather, and a likelihood of strong winds. This has been a very dry fall/winter so far, and there's been only a bit of light frost. It's pleasant, but some storms would be most welcome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds




The Raymond Chandler quote about "Meek little wives..." is very well known around here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_A...opular_culture

Myself, I like the Santa Ana winds. They stir things up, knock down the dead palm fronds and tree branches, and make the air crystal clear. Well, clear except if the ground's dry, as it is now, which means lots of dust. And if the fires start, then there's all the smoke. But other times it makes it crystal clear...
I like the winds anyway. Most people just tell me, "Yeah, but you're weird." Which is pretty much their stock answer for just about anything I say, so...