accuweather-9-26-16-map-is-right-santa-ana-windsThey are diagramming upper-air movement, while hot, dry winds on the surface, which we experience in most of L.A. Basin and Orange County coastal plain, are ‘from offshore,’ not ‘to it.’ The city becomes so hot that winds reverse.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/santa-ana-winds-to-raise-wildfire-risk-southern-california/60271718

Disproportionate Santa Ana Wind-fanned fires in So. Cal., UC Berkeley studyAdiabatic lapse rate, kkd.ou.edu

 

Santa Ana’s actual winds today:

Weather Conditions for:
Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA.  KSNA  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 52 ft; Latitude: 33.68000; Longitude: -117.86639

 

Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind
    Point Humidity Direction Speed
(PDT) (f) (f) (%)   (mph)
26 Sep 6:30 pm 91 38 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 6:25 pm 91 38 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 6:20 pm 91 38 15 CALM  
26 Sep 6:15 pm 91 38 15 CALM  
26 Sep 6:10 pm 91 38 15 W 3
26 Sep 6:05 pm 91 39 16 W 3
26 Sep 6:00 pm 91 39 16 CALM  
26 Sep 5:55 pm 91 38 15 W 5
26 Sep 5:53 pm 92 38 15 SW 5
26 Sep 5:50 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:45 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:40 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:35 pm 91 38 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:30 pm 91 38 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:25 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:20 pm 93 38 14 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:15 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:10 pm 93 41 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:05 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:00 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 4:55 pm 93 39 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 4:53 pm 93 40 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:50 pm 91 39 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:45 pm 91 39 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:40 pm 91 39 16 WSW 5
26 Sep 4:35 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 4:30 pm 91 39 16 W 6
26 Sep 4:25 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 4:20 pm 91 39 16 WSW 7
26 Sep 4:15 pm 91 39 16 W 6
26 Sep 4:10 pm 93 39 15 WSW 5
26 Sep 4:05 pm 91 38 15 SW 6
26 Sep 4:00 pm 91 38 15 WSW 5
26 Sep 3:55 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 3:53 pm 92 43 18 SW 8
26 Sep 3:50 pm 91 46 21 SSW 7
26 Sep 3:45 pm 91 46 21 SSW 8
26 Sep 3:40 pm 91 46 21 SSW 9
26 Sep 3:35 pm 91 46 21 SSW 9
26 Sep 3:30 pm 91 45 20 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:25 pm 91 45 20 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:20 pm 93 45 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:15 pm 93 45 19 S 13
26 Sep 3:10 pm 95 43 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 3:05 pm 95 43 17 SW 12
26 Sep 3:00 pm 95 41 16 SW 13
26 Sep 2:55 pm 95 43 17 SW 9
26 Sep 2:53 pm 95 43 17 SW 9
26 Sep 2:50 pm 95 43 17 SW 12
26 Sep 2:45 pm 95 43 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:40 pm 95 45 18 SW 10
26 Sep 2:35 pm 95 45 18 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:30 pm 97 45 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:25 pm 95 45 18 SW 8
26 Sep 2:20 pm 95 45 18 SW 9
26 Sep 2:15 pm 95 47 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:10 pm 95 47 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:05 pm 97 47 18 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:00 pm 97 47 18 SSW 10
26 Sep 1:55 pm 97 45 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 1:53 pm 97 44 16 SW 12
26 Sep 1:50 pm 97 43 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:45 pm 99 43 15 SW 13
26 Sep 1:40 pm 99 43 15 SW 10
26 Sep 1:35 pm 99 45 16 SW 8
26 Sep 1:30 pm 99 43 15 WSW 8
26 Sep 1:25 pm 99 45 16 SW 9
26 Sep 1:20 pm 99 45 16 SW 8
26 Sep 1:15 pm 100 47 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:10 pm 99 45 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:05 pm 99 47 17 SW 9
26 Sep 1:00 pm 99 52 21 SW 10
26 Sep 12:55 pm 99 52 21 SSW 12
26 Sep 12:53 pm 98 51 21 SSW 14
26 Sep 12:50 pm 97 52 22 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:45 pm 99 52 21 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:40 pm 97 54 24 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:35 pm 97 50 21 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:30 pm 97 48 19 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:25 pm 97 48 19 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:20 pm 99 48 18 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:15 pm 99 48 18 SSW 13
26 Sep 12:10 pm 99 52 21 SSW 12
26 Sep 12:05 pm 99 50 20 SSW 9
26 Sep 12:00 pm 104 38 10 SSW 13
26 Sep 11:55 am 106 36 9 E 10
26 Sep 11:53 am 105 35 9 SSW 13
26 Sep 11:50 am 106 36 9 NE 10
26 Sep 11:45 am 104 36 10 E 7
26 Sep 11:40 am 106 36 9 ENE 12
26 Sep 11:35 am 104 36 10 E 5
26 Sep 11:30 am 104 36 10 NE 8
26 Sep 11:25 am 102 38 11    
26 Sep 11:20 am 102 38 11 SE 3
26 Sep 11:15 am 102 38 11 SSE 5
26 Sep 11:10 am 102 38 11 SSE 5
26 Sep 11:05 am 102 38 11 CALM  
26 Sep 11:00 am 100 39 12 SE 7
26 Sep 10:55 am 102 39 12 ESE 5
26 Sep 10:53 am 101 39 12 VRBL 3
26 Sep 10:50 am 100 39 12 CALM  
26 Sep 10:45 am 100 39 12 NNW 5
26 Sep 10:40 am 100 41 13 NW 3
26 Sep 10:35 am 99 45 16 NNW 5
26 Sep 10:30 am 99 47 17 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:25 am 97 47 18 NW 3
26 Sep 10:20 am 97 47 18 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:15 am 97 47 18 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:10 am 95 47 19 NW 3
26 Sep 10:05 am 95 47 19 CALM  
26 Sep 10:00 am 93 48 22 NW 3
26 Sep 9:55 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:53 am 92 51 25 CALM  
26 Sep 9:50 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:45 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:40 am 90 52 28 CALM  
26 Sep 9:35 am 90 52 28 CALM  
26 Sep 9:30 am 88 54 31 CALM  
26 Sep 9:25 am 88 54 31 CALM  
26 Sep 9:20 am 86 54 33 CALM  
26 Sep 9:15 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:10 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:05 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:00 am 82 54 37 CALM  
26 Sep 8:55 am 82 54 37 CALM  
26 Sep 8:53 am 82 54 38 CALM  
26 Sep 8:50 am 81 54 39 CALM  
26 Sep 8:45 am 81 54 39 CALM  
26 Sep 8:40 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:35 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:30 am 79 54 42 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:25 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:20 am 77 54 44 CALM  
26 Sep 8:15 am 75 52 44 CALM  
26 Sep 8:10 am 75 52 44 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:05 am 73 52 47 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:00 am 73 52 47 SSW 3
26 Sep 7:55 am 73 52 47 CALM  
26 Sep 7:53 am 73 52 48 CALM  
26 Sep 7:50 am 73 52 47 CALM  
26 Sep 7:45 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:40 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:35 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:30 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:25 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:20 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:15 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 7:10 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 7:05 am 70 52 53 SW 3
26 Sep 7:00 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 6:55 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:53 am 67 52 59 CALM  
26 Sep 6:50 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:45 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:40 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:35 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:30 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:25 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:20 am 66 52 60 CALM  
26 Sep 6:15 am 66 52 60 CALM  
26 Sep 6:10 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:05 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:00 am 68 52 56 CALM  

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=sgx&sid=KSNA&num=72&raw=0