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The Santa Ana winds can exacerbate forest fires in southern California. All of the following are true of these winds EXCEPT
the winds are warmed and dried as they blow over the Mojave Desert.
they gain speed as they move from lower to higher elevation.
the Sierra Nevada mountains block and redirect the winds north and south.
winds gust as they blow through narrow passes.
they originate in the high pressure systems over the Great Basin.