February 2016

Do the Santa Ana winds affect people's moods?

Local lore says so

According to many Californians, the Santa Ana winds put people on edge, much the same way that a full moon is said to. Reportedly some surgeons feel that blood doesn't clot as well during the Santa Anas, so they reschedule surgeries for after the winds have passed. Cops and emergency rooms prepare for a huge uptick in crime and car accidents, and people everywhere bicker at the drop of a hat.