It’s In God’s Hands Now, They Pray the Wind Will Die Down

View north-northwest from Vista, California toward Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base showing smoke in the distance from the Rice Fire near Fallbrook about 15 miles north [MAP/SAT] blowing smoke across Camp Pendleton. Some smoke may also be visible from the Santiago Canyon Fire further north beyond Camp Pendleton.

Except for the northern horizon, residents of Vista, California experienced a beautiful, but dry day, with Santa Ana winds and fears that they could be called to evacuate with the start of a new fire.

Santa Ana winds are warm, dry winds that blow northeast to southwest and characteristically appear in Southern California and Northern Baja California weather during autumn and early winter.

Santa Ana winds are a type of f