WHY SO WINDY— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) October 14, 2018
•Counter-clockwise winds around area of Low pressure near San Diego
•Gives us northeast winds, nicknamed "Diablo Winds" (from the direction of Mt. Diablo)
•As winds descend down our Hills, they can actually speed up & warm up, drying out the air around us. pic.twitter.com/KGvtaEx4K8
These winds begin hundreds of miles to our south, with an area of low pressure centered near San Diego. The large counter-clockwise flow around this system sends us winds out of the north and east in the Bay Area.
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These winds are coming from the direction of Mt. Diablo, thus the name "Diablo Winds". As these winds descend down our hills, they actually speed up and warm up, drying out the air around us. Gusts can frequently be between 40-70 mph.
The windy, warm, dry weather is perfect for fires to easily start and spread.