This is the season for Santa Ana Winds, those hot breezes that blow in from the desert, bringing dry and unseasonable heat, sinus problems, and strange behavior.
Police and psychiatrists assert that strange things happen when these winds blow, just as they do during the full moon. More murders, domestic strife, etc.
Though the weather may be balmy and the skies swept clear and blue, I hesitate to hike deep into the woods because of the danger of fire. I heard on the local news (actually L.A.) that L.A. county had barred cyclists from the woods because of the winds. O.C. hasn't, to my knowledge, but I will think twice about it. Plus, I get horribly congested because of the pollen and dryness combined. I miss hiking though!