Dateline: Southern California
The brush fires have arrived, almost a dozen of them today.
Thousands of acres are burning, buildings have been burned, at least one
fatality somewhere around Dan Diego.
The temperatures have been warn, the relative humidity around 10%, IOW
tinder box dry, for the past 10-14 days.
Saturday night the Santa Ana winds (AKA: Santana or Devil winds) started
coming in off the desert
Steady state winds around 25-30MPH with some places averaging 50MPH and
reported gusts above 100MPH.
9:00AM, Sunday, breaking news, brush fire in Malibu starting from what may
have been from a downed power line.
As the day proceeds, more fires break out, the devil winds whipping up the
flames, igniting additional thousands of acres.
The fires are all over the place, a 100 mile dia circle would not capture
If it wasn't so serious, the situation with the dairy farms would be funny.
Dairy farms are having not only their fresh hay but also manure piles burn.
No report of how the cows are handling things.
Wonder what the Air Quality board has to say about poop burning?
As this is being written, the wind outside is howling and is expected to
continue for at least the next 24-36 hours.
As always, never a dull moment in SoCal.