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Posted by NightDiver on October 07, 2002 at 15:25:51:

In Reply to: San-tana winds posted by ptf on October 07, 2002 at 10:31:34:

that you would have to go back a little over 100 years in time to correct this misconception. The following was taken from the LA Almanac site:

"Today the winds are commonly called "Santa Ana Winds," although many argue that the original name is "Santana Winds." Apparently both versions of the name have been historically used. The name "Santana Winds" is said to be traced to Spanish California when the winds were called the "Devil Winds." One account claims the origin of "Santa Ana Winds" is traced to an Associated Press correspondent stationed in Santa Ana who mistakenly began using "Santa Ana Winds" in a 1901 dispatch. The reference book "Los Angeles A to Z" (by Leonard & Dale Pitt), attributes the name to the Santa Ana Canyon in Orange County."



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