The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In California fires, a starring role for the wicked wind of the West | Science | AAAS

Called the Santa Anas, the dry winds typically hit in late fall and are infamous in the Golden State.

California's biggest and deadliest fires have been propelled by Santa Ana winds, which can gust to 100 mph (161 km/h). That wind speed makes smothering fires nearly impossible, said Chief Daniel Berlant, assistant deputy director the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which is best known as Cal Fire.


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If you can't extinguish the fires then you ought to be removing their fuel before there's trouble. How about controlled burns before these pesky winds blow?

Posted by: dearieme | Dec 7, 2017 7:38:04 AM