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January 27, 2012
The National Weather Service is warning that the expected onslaught of fierce Santa Ana winds on Friday will heighten the threat of brush fires. The dry, gusty winds prompted the weather service to issue a red-flag warning for Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The warning signifies critical brush-fire conditions. The warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Gusts in the mountain areas were expected to be 60 mph to 70 mph, the agency said. The winds could gust up to 55 mph in valley and coastal areas.
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By Ari Bloomekatz | November 4, 2013
Strong Santa Ana winds expected to hit the Southland on Monday night will create dangerous fire conditions, weather officials said. A wind advisory  is in effect for the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range, from 10 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday, with gusts potentially reaching 40 to 50 mph, the Los Angeles Times reported . A red flag warning was also issued for the mountains from 10 p.m. Monday evening through...
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January 14, 2014
Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert , according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports. Brush and other natural fuels are dry from a year without much precipitation, Santa Ana winds are blowing strong and humidity levels are often in the single digits, said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times . La Cañada and Glendale residents can expect temperatures to reach highs in the early 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph Tuesday night, the agency reports.
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December 21, 2011
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph in local valleys and moutnain passes on Thursday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a warning today. The high wind warning goes into effect 4 a.m. Thursday until noon Friday as a high-pressure system builds inland, creating sustained Santa Ana winds of between 25 and 45 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the weather agency. The wind warning affects a wide swath of local mountain and valley areas, including Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.
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December 15, 2011
The Pasadena and Glendale region should be spared the heavy destruction caused by a massive windstorm Nov. 30, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning from 3 a.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday mostly affects the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, with 60 mph gusts possible amid sustained winds of 40 mph. Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said the more "classic" Santa Ana wind pattern would be "nothing like last time" -- referring to the windstorm that swept through the San Gabriel Valley overnight Nov. 31, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage, felling hundreds of trees and spurring widespread power outages.
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January 16, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Local residents can expect the Santa Ana winds to return today, but nothing like the fierce gusts that blew through Glendale and surrounding areas last week. "It will be a little breezy, but it should be a weak one, nothing like last week," National Weather Service Meteorologist Bruce Rockwell said. "There's no guarantee, so we could get stronger winds, but probably not until February." Mild Santa Ana winds that were developing Wednesday should blow through Glendale today at 20 to 30 mph. The winds should last only about 24 hours, Rockwell said.
NEWS
October 8, 2002
Karen S. Kim Residents who broke out the winter bedding and wool jackets last week in preparation for colder fall temperatures might have acted a little too soon. Temperatures rocketed up into the 90s over the weekend, reaching 92 degrees Monday. The surge in heat was caused by offshore winds heating up as they passed through the mountains, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Curt Kaplan. "This could be very typical at this time of year," Kaplan said Monday.
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November 16, 2004
Rima Shah The warm weather that Glendale residents have been enjoying will cool off for the rest of the week, according to Bob Gregg, a local amateur climatologist. Monday's weather, with a high of 75 degrees, was warm, but not even close to the record high for the day. The record for this date was 85 degrees, in 1989, Gregg said. The Santa Ana winds, which blow in from the northeast and compress as they go down the mountains, are a cause for the recent warm temperature, he said.
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November 23, 2011
A "pesky" storm system starts to move into the region today, bringing with it the likelihood of rain on Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service. But fear not Black Friday shoppers, the Southern California sun is expected to reign supreme after Thursday through early next week as Santa Ana winds pick up and start a swift warming trend. The rain storm should clear out overnight Thursday, according to the weather service, allowing daytime temperatures on Friday to rebound into the 70s on Friday, and then into the 80s through the weekend.
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By Liana Aghajanian | April 30, 2014
The floor was covered with shattered glass from the patio table. The mangled umbrella was halfway in a pool filled to the brim with leaves and debris. The strange and yet familiar phenomenon known as the Santa Ana winds was in town. They have formed a constant rhythm in my Southern Californian identity and, like many, I always remember Joan Didion's famous essay when the winds show up, wreaking physical and often emotional havoc in one swoop. “The violence and the unpredictability of the Santa Ana affect the entire quality of life in Los Angeles, accentuate its impermanence, its unreliability,” she wrote.
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January 14, 2014
Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert , according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports. Brush and other natural fuels are dry from a year without much precipitation, Santa Ana winds are blowing strong and humidity levels are often in the single digits, said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times . La Cañada and Glendale residents can expect temperatures to reach highs in the early 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph Tuesday night, the agency reports.
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November 5, 2013
Police investigated on Friday a Glendale apartment in shambles with animal excrement on the walls and its sliding-glass door glued shut. The building's manager notified police of the incident at about 2:55 p.m. after he discovered the vandalism during an inspection of the apartment in the 1000 block of Thompson Avenue, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The unit had a strong odor of urine and animal feces, which was smeared on the walls, police said. Someone reportedly had knocked a large hole in the ceiling so water from a faucet would leak into the wall.
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November 5, 2013
Two masked men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday morning after holding up a Citibank at gunpoint, police said. At 9:36 a.m., the gun-wielding men, who wore ski masks and hooded sweatshirts, entered the bank in the 400 block of North Central Avenue and made off with cash from the bank tellers, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The men were last seen exiting the bank and entered a gold or “champagne”-colored new Nissan Versa. The same Citibank was robbed on June 9, 2011.
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By Ari Bloomekatz | November 4, 2013
Strong Santa Ana winds expected to hit the Southland on Monday night will create dangerous fire conditions, weather officials said. A wind advisory  is in effect for the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range, from 10 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday, with gusts potentially reaching 40 to 50 mph, the Los Angeles Times reported . A red flag warning was also issued for the mountains from 10 p.m. Monday evening through...
NEWS
January 27, 2012
The National Weather Service is warning that the expected onslaught of fierce Santa Ana winds on Friday will heighten the threat of brush fires. The dry, gusty winds prompted the weather service to issue a red-flag warning for Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The warning signifies critical brush-fire conditions. The warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Gusts in the mountain areas were expected to be 60 mph to 70 mph, the agency said. The winds could gust up to 55 mph in valley and coastal areas.
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December 23, 2011
Public works crews Thursday night were able to remove a 100-foot pine tree that fell across the 3300 block of Burritt Way in North Glendale earlier that day, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said. Strong wind gusts on Thursday uprooted the large pine tree, damaging gas lines and forcing the temporary evacuation of four homes. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred near New York Avenue. A high wind warning remains in effect for local valleys and mountain passes until 3 p.m. today, with the National Weather Service warning that strong gusts of up to 45 mph are still possible as Santa Ana winds start subsiding.
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December 22, 2011
Strong wind gusts today uprooted a large pine tree in North Glendale, damaging gas lines and forcing the temporary evacuation of four homes, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred in the 3300 block of Burritt Way near New York Avenue. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes as public works crews assess the 100-foot tree, which is blocking the street, a city officials said. The street may be closed until tomorrow as crews work to remove the tree and repair any damaged infrastructure.
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December 21, 2011
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph in local valleys and moutnain passes on Thursday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a warning today. The high wind warning goes into effect 4 a.m. Thursday until noon Friday as a high-pressure system builds inland, creating sustained Santa Ana winds of between 25 and 45 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the weather agency. The wind warning affects a wide swath of local mountain and valley areas, including Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.
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