Utt argues that it is Spanish speakers who insult his words, especially when successive words end and begin with vowels; thus, Santa Ana becomes Santana. English speakers insert a pause, “called a positive juncture in phonetics”, between the words, therefore, San-ta a-na. The original spelling of the name of the winds is not clear, not to mention the origin. Although the winds today are commonly called Winds of Santa Ana or Santa Anas, many argue that the original name is Vientos de Santana (or, more correctly in Spanish, Winds of Satan).
Both versions of the name have been used. The name Santanas Winds is said to date back to Spanish California when the winds were called Satan's Hot Breath because of its warmth, a vision favored, among others, by the late television meteorologist Dr. George Fischbeck (who was said to refer to winds, in his popular way, such as the Santa Annies). The reference book Los Angeles A to Z (by Leonard & Dale Pitt), on the other hand, like many others, attributes the Santa Ana Canyon in Orange County as the origin of the name Santa Ana Winds, thus arguing the term Santa Anas.
Some of the earliest stories attributed the bed of the Santa Ana River that crosses the canyon as the source of the winds. Another account placed the origin of Santa Ana Winds with an Associated Press correspondent stationed in Santa Ana who, in a 1901 office, mistakenly began using Santa Ana Winds instead of Santana Winds. Today, Southern Californians are more likely to use Santa Ana winds, probably due to their common use by weather reporters and meteorologists. The Los Angeles Almanac, however, believes that the Winds of Santa Ana and the Winds of Santana are an old but probably misinterpretation, misinterpretation or mispronunciation of what the winds were originally called.
These super-hot winds are too widespread to realistically attribute only to the Santa Ana Canyon (winds vary along Southern California and Northern Baja California) and Santana doesn't really mean anything in Spanish, except being a surname. Rather, like the hot winds of Diablo or the Winds of the Devil in northern California, these winds (the “hot breath of Satan”) were probably originally named in Spanish after the dark lord himself, positioning the Winds of Satan or Winds of Satan closer to the historical term. Some highways cross Santa Ana and connect it to other areas of Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. On April 21, Mexican President General Antonio López De Santa Anna was captured near the San Jacinto River.
San Diego Gas and Electric warned San Diego customers Tuesday that they could cut power to more than 88,000 customers in the coming days as another round of warm Santa Ana winds sweeps through Southern California. Santa Ana has several wall paintings and murals that represent local history, community events, and cultural diversity in Orange County. And it starts running in all directions, the Santa Anas also go deep into Southern California in other places as well. The Santa Ana Winds or Santana Winds, most common in late summer and early fall, begin with dry air moving from inside the U.
This leak did not occur in Santa Rosa, due to the amount of hard copper ore in which the engine is located. In the midst of these meditations, the door of the dungeon opened and Santa Cruz himself appeared on the threshold. Like most minority-majority cities in the United States, Santa Ana is a stronghold of the Democratic Party. The writer acknowledges that the winds take the name of Santa Ana because of its passage through the canyon of the mountain of Santa Ana, which has a shape very similar to a large funnel, but insists that it is not a Santa Ana wind more than a wind from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside or San Diego.
By Ana Marie Cox Just in time for Christmas, Glenn Beck opts for hipster-chic as a conservative fashion statement. At the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847, Santa Ana suffered severe casualties and was forced to retreat. In 1887, the California Central Railroad (which became a subsidiary of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway the following year) broke the local South Pacific monopoly on rail travel, offering services between Los Angeles and San Diego via Santa Ana as a major intermediate station. The Santa Ana blows episodically during the autumn to spring seasons, but they are most striking (and important) in the period from September to November, before the rains begin (when they deign to appear).