Last Week’s Wacky Windy Weather
I cannot believe it’s already well into December. I must have gotten distracted from the start of the month by the hurricane-level winds in LA last week and the post-novel sprinting haze of not having to write thousands of words each day. Now that I have gotten some rest and I have slightly more time– only slightly– I can explore some of the NaNoWriMo forums and catch up on other conversations that I missed while I was writing last month.
The Santa Anas are usually fairly-pleasant warm winds, notable for unseasonably warm night air with a bit of dryness. We had some Santa Ana action last week and it was NOTHING like that. The wind got all kinds of crazy and intense for a couple days. Simply driving on the freeway was challenging, especially on Wednesday evening. There were leaves, leaves, trash, and more leaves blowing all over the lanes. The next day I saw a lot of tree debris and found out that all school districts in the Pasadena area were closed that day due to the danger that goes along with power outages; things falling on people, exposed wires, and also the hazards all over the roads.
Click the photo and check my Flickr page for a couple more photos of ‘fallen tree across the offramp’ action. These are just a couple of my sightings, but there are loads of photos and stories of the damage by legit reporting sources with warnings of more more windy days to come.
Fortunately, by Saturday– the day of the post-NaNo celebration– the weather was fine again. More on that to come this week. If you don’t want to miss it just click the “follow” button at the top of this page or enter your email to subscribe in the upper right area to stay current. LA locals, watch out for those fallen trees and wires and stay safe out there.