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The combination of wind, heat, and dryness accompanying the Santa Ana winds turns the chaparral into explosive fuel feeding the infamous wildfires for which the region is known.Wildfires fanned by Santa Ana winds burned 721,791 acres (2,920.98 km Although the winds often have a destructive nature, they have some benefits as well.If the Santa Anas are strong, the usual day-time sea breeze may not arise, or develop weak later in the day because the strong offshore desert winds oppose the on-shore sea breeze.At night, the Santa Ana Winds merge with the land breeze blowing from land to sea and strengthen because the inland desert cools more than the ocean due to differences in the heat capacity and because there is no competing sea breeze.

During a Santa Ana, it is advised that boaters moor on the back side of the island to avoid the dangerous conditions of the front side.They cause cold water to rise from below the surface layer of the ocean, bringing with it many nutrients that ultimately benefit local fisheries.As the winds blow over the ocean, sea surface temperatures drop about 4°C (7°F), indicating the upwelling.These passes include the Soledad Pass, the Cajon Pass, and the San Gorgonio Pass, all well known for exaggerating Santa Anas as they are funneled through.As the wind narrows and is compressed into the passes its velocity increases dramatically, often to near-gale force or above.

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