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Santa Ana Winds may refer to:
1. Santa Ana wind, a local Southern California reference to Föhn winds, a meteorological phenomenon occurring as a layer of wind is forced over a mountain range -- drying the air -- which then passes over the crest and begins to move downslope -- heating -- and becoming a strong, gusty, warm and dry wind which can raise temperatures as much as 30°C (54°F) in a few hours. The risk of fire danger increases by the winds' warm and dry conditions. Santa Ana winds are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... A föhn wind or foehn wind occurs when a deep layer of prevailing wind is forced over a mountain range (Orographic lifting). ...

2. The Santa Ana Winds Youth Band, a community youth marching band started in 1971 by Robert Ward in Orange County, California. Appointed as the "Official Ambassadors of Music for Orange County" by the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, the band can be seen in Southern Californian parades. The Santa Ana Winds Youth Band is a community youth marching band in Orange County, California. ... In some counties, the legislature is the board of supervisors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

3. The Santa Ana Winds Football team is a member of the Women's Pro Football League in 2005 and 2006, plays half their home games at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana and another half at Chapman Stadium in Orange. Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Nickname: Plaza City Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ...

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Santa Ana wind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (626 words)
Santa Anas are a type of foehn wind, the result of air pressure buildup in the high-altitude Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains.
Santa Ana winds may get their name from the Santa Ana Mountains that lie in Orange County or the Santa Ana Canyon through which the winds are noted for their high speed.
To the north, in the Santa Barbara area, the Santa Ana winds are weaker and are usually held at bay by topography: the local mountains offer no prominent outlets, in the form of passes or river valleys, from the elevated inland source areas.
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