19 November 2005
Ughhh, Santa Anas!
I hate Santa Ana winds. The wind, the dryness, the heat, the dryness. Did I mention how dry the air gets? For those who don't know, Santa Anas are a "blustery, dry and warm (often hot) wind that blows out of the desert." Click here for more information. These winds make the temperature usually in the 80's with often less than 25% humidity. It's the lack of humidity that kills me. My skin dries out and becomes itchy; my noes dries out and hurts; my lungs dry out and it makes it hard to breathe. Right now it's 84 degrees with 6% humidity!! I have put coats and coats of lotion on already today and my skin is still dry. I have drunk more than my daily requirement of water before 11 am and I'm still thirsty. Better go fill up my water bottle and lather myself in lotion again. I can't wait for the winds to die down so we can get some moisture in the air. (Then of course my allergies will pick up). I guess that's one of the costs of living in America's Finest City.