Unfortunately, experts indicate we may see more of the same. Atmospheric Data Solutions states, “There will be an above normal number of Santa Ana wind days for both the December and the December through February periods.”
Source: More Santa Ana winds coming, but new government website could save your life – Redlands Daily Facts
The current prolonged Santa Ana event is a function of the high-pressure ridge that is sitting over California, said atmospheric scientist Scott Capps, the principal of Atmospheric Data Solutions.
Source: Wind is the culprit in 2017’s horrific wildfire season – LA Times
Weather models are at the heart of what Capps does. They are used both for forecasting and to recreate historical data. Increasingly however over the last decade machine learning (ML) has come to be applied in atmospheric science.
Source: Raiders of the storm: The data science behind weather prediction | ZDNet
Atmospheric Data Solutions presented recent Live & Dead Fuel Moisture Modeling Improvements and proposed Utility Weather-Related Outage Forecast Model Development at the California Utility Forecasting Meeting on May 12, 2016.
Atmospheric Data Solutions helps maintain and support the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index (SAWTI).