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Climate change's consequences for the Santa Ana winds




Black smoke billows from the chimeny of an industrial plant.
Black smoke billows from the chimeny of an industrial plant.
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Gusty winds the length of California have grounded aircraft and left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. It's a little less windy today than yesterday and so far, we've avoided the most feared consequence: major wildfires, which usually come with the Santa Ana winds this time of year. As Craig Miller from KQED reports, climate change may mean that Santa Ana season gets longer.