Santa Ana winds facts for kids

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The Santa Ana winds are a kind of wind that happen in Southern California and northern Baja California. They are strong and extremely dry. They start in the mountains and blow towards the Pacific Ocean. They often happen during the autumn and winter. They cause wildfires to become worse.

These winds are a kind of katabatic wind, which means they come from the mountains.

Many people think the name "Santa Ana" comes from the Santa Ana Canyon in Orange County, California.

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