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    I see that So. California is expecting Santa Ana winds next week with some rather big gusts planned. How does affect DL/DCA besides no fireworks? Thx!

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    Santa Ana winds suck! They are hot, dry and make everybody act weird...
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      Originally posted by Richard=fun View Post
      Santa Ana winds suck! They are hot, dry and make everybody act weird...
      And something's gonna burn...

      Don't know of anything besides fireworks which whould be disrupted at the Parks, though

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        Originally posted by Oingofan View Post
        I see that So. California is expecting Santa Ana winds next week with some rather big gusts planned. How does affect DL/DCA besides no fireworks? Thx!
        We really don't plan these things.

        Zephyr shuts down at quite low wind speeds.

        Flick's Flyers is shut down at 40 mph.

        There probably are upper limits for other rides but I don't know the specifics.

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          Originally posted by Richard=fun View Post
          Santa Ana winds suck! They are hot, dry and make everybody act weird...
          "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. Any thing can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge."

          Raymond Chandler
          Red Wind, 1938

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            The Santa Ana winds affect the Jungle Cruise. A lot of branches go in the water and an occasional tree could fall depends on the severity.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by aashee View Post
              The Santa Ana winds affect the Jungle Cruise. A lot of branches go in the water and an occasional tree could fall depends on the severity.
              Wow, then the Guests better watch their heads or Trader Sam is likely to get some serious merchandise!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
                Wow, then the Guests better watch their heads or Trader Sam is likely to get some serious merchandise!

                That leads to some serious possibilities of retorts. Rather than a MiceChat suspension I'll say "Amen!".

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                  "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. Any thing can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge."

                  Raymond Chandler
                  Red Wind, 1938
                  I miss the old days when tumbleweeds used to blow through parts of Anaheim when the the Santa Ana's kicked up.

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                  • #10
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                    So it sounds like I may want to wait on the Jungle Boat Cruise until the winds die down (avoiding Trader Sam at all costs). Pun intended. Expect fires. Expect people going crazy. Thx!

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                      Except for the fires, I like it when the Santa Anas show up. Clears out all the gunky air from the inland empire and sends it west.
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                      • #12
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                        Facts about the Santa Ana Winds:
                        *EDIT*
                        FROM WIKIPEDIA
                        Santa Anas are a type of , the result of air pressure buildup in the high-altitudeGreat Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains. This air mass spills out of the Great Basin and is pulled by gravity into the surrounding lowlands. The air circulates clockwise around the high pressure area bringing winds from the east and northeast to Southern California (the reverse of the westerly winds characteristic of the latitude).
                        It is often said that the air is heated and dried as it passes through the Mojave and SonoranDeserts, but according to meteorologists this is a popular misconception. The Santa Ana winds usually form during autumn and early spring when the desert is relatively cold, although they may form at virtually any time of year. The air heats up due to adiabatic heating while being compressed during its descent. While the air has already been dried by orographic lift prior to reaching the Great Basin, the relative humidity of the air declines rapidly as it descends and warms in its final stages as it passes over the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges.


                        The Santa Ana Winds:
                        Knowing he would leave his teaching job as band director of Santa Ana High School, Robert Ward, hearing about a nearby youth band, thought that creating a band for young musicians would be the ideal way to remain in the musical field. In June of 1971, Mr. Ward, Mrs. Kortje, and some more of his friends brought together a small marching band of local musicians between the ages of 14 to 21. They called themselves the Santa Ana Winds, referring to the powerful canyon winds, the city of Santa Ana (the County Seat of Orange County), and the musical term "winds" describing musical instruments that require air.

                        On October 20, 1971, the Board of Managers of the Santa Ana/Tustin Y.M.C.A. approved the band as an affiliate club. The Winds were appointed as the "Official Ambassadors of Music for Orange County" by the county Board of Supervisors. Their original uniform consisted of blue jeans, red jackets, and white mock turtlenecks. Band dues were $5 a month. The next year, dues increased to $7.00. Cal Poly Pomona sold their old black, white, green, and gold uniforms to the band.
                        The third season brought dues up to $10 a month, where they remain to this day, diligently being taken care of by Mrs. Kortje. The group received a $1000 grant from Disneyland in 1975 for community service by a non-profit organization in the field of fine arts. That year, with hard work by recycling newspapers, the band earned enough money to buy new uniforms, choosing the colors red, white, and blue in a design we still wear today. This winter uniform, with its white front and blue back, was first exhibited at the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, awing the spectators. This event helped Mr. Ward choose our theme song, "Tiger Rag," due to the reaction of the crowd to the powerful band, the playful Dixieland song, and this new uniform style. Since then, numerous bands across the nation have chosen to use this unique bi-colored design.
                        Last edited by TrojanSkippa; 10-21-2007, 09:03 PM.
                        :sc:-"Enjoy the rest of your stay here at Disneyland, where all of your dreams come true...well except for two of them, short lines and cheap food.":sc:

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                          "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. Any thing can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge."

                          Raymond Chandler

                          Red Wind, 1938
                          One of my favorite quotes for discribing the Santanas.
                          And while it may clear out the IE, it makes those of us at the beach miserable.

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                            Originally posted by Lynn, Renaissance Woman View Post
                            One of my favorite quotes for discribing the Santanas.
                            And while it may clear out the IE, it makes those of us at the beach miserable.
                            Amen to that. My least favorite kind of weather, by far.
                            God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
                              I miss the old days when tumbleweeds used to blow through parts of Anaheim when the the Santa Ana's kicked up.
                              You can come up to the desert. We have tons of tumbleweeds blowing around.

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                                Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
                                You can come up to the desert. We have tons of tumbleweeds blowing around.
                                Too much of only a semi-good thing.

                                I don't miss them THAT much.
                                Last edited by JeffYardDog; 10-19-2007, 01:15 PM.

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
                                  Too much of only a semi-good thing.

                                  O don't miss them THAT much.
                                  some people collect them and make snowmen,



                                  Yeah, there's not much to do here.

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                                  • #18
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                                    REALLY windy conditions will cancel Fantasmic! But that isn't as common as the fireworks.

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                                      Originally posted by TrojanSkippa View Post
                                      Facts about the Santa Ana Winds:

                                      The Santa Ana Winds:
                                      Knowing he would leave his teaching job as band director of Santa Ana High School, Robert Ward, hearing about a nearby youth band, thought that creating a band for young musicians would be the ideal way to remain in the musical field. In June of 1971, Mr. Ward, Mrs. Kortje, and some more of his friends brought together a small marching band of local musicians between the ages of 14 to 21. They called themselves the Santa Ana Winds, referring to the powerful canyon winds, the city of Santa Ana (the County Seat of Orange County), and the musical term "winds" describing musical instruments that require air.

                                      On October 20, 1971, the Board of Managers of the Santa Ana/Tustin Y.M.C.A. approved the band as an affiliate club. The Winds were appointed as the "Official Ambassadors of Music for Orange County" by the county Board of Supervisors. Their original uniform consisted of blue jeans, red jackets, and white mock turtlenecks. Band dues were $5 a month. The next year, dues increased to $7.00. Cal Poly Pomona sold their old black, white, green, and gold uniforms to the band.
                                      The third season brought dues up to $10 a month, where they remain to this day, diligently being taken care of by Mrs. Kortje. The group received a $1000 grant from Disneyland in 1975 for community service by a non-profit organization in the field of fine arts. That year, with hard work by recycling newspapers, the band earned enough money to buy new uniforms, choosing the colors red, white, and blue in a design we still wear today. This winter uniform, with its white front and blue back, was first exhibited at the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, awing the spectators. This event helped Mr. Ward choose our theme song, "Tiger Rag," due to the reaction of the crowd to the powerful band, the playful Dixieland song, and this new uniform style. Since then, numerous bands across the nation have chosen to use this unique bi-colored design.
                                      I love it! Names of groups that play with words are great. I know a church group in Texas that caters events for their different ministries using something around a 50 sq. ft. BBQ made from oil barrels. Their specialty is brisquet. Their name "The Holy Smokers".

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                                        Originally posted by Thisguy74 View Post
                                        I love it! Names of groups that play with words are great.
                                        OFF TOPIC - I remember seeing the Santa Ana Winds play during Angels home opening night ceremonies for many years "back in the day".
                                        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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