The Santa Ana winds are blowing today and the high temperatures are in the nineties. Times like this always make me think of Raymond Chandler.
“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”
― Raymond Chandler, Red Wind: A Collection of Short Stories
One of my novellas, Dead in L.A. features the Santa Anas. In the book they increase Leander's psychic abilities.
I've lived here for well over the a decade, but the southern California weather still amazes me. It's full of hot winds, droughts, mud slides, earth quakes, and fires. Yes, all those things fall under weather here.