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Humidity Gets Low, Santa Ana Winds Blow, Brush Fires Possible This Weekend

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The National Weather Service is predicting Southern California's 2010 face-off with the Devil Winds could happen as early as this weekend.

Extremely low humidity and very warm temperatures will accompany the unique wind pattern, blustering up our region and making brush fires spread like, well, you know.

Called "Devil Winds" for their hellish, furnace-like characteristics, it is commonly accepted that the name derives from the Santa Ana canyon of Orange County (which, in turn, may derive its name from a Spanish or native language form of Satana or Satanas).

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