S.O.S.A. stands for Sort of Santa Ana. A weather term concocted by KUSI-TV lead weatherman, John Coleman. It describes conditions ripe for a Santa Ana, but without the strong winds that are normally associated with a true Santa Ana Wind. A S.O.S.A. has warm temperatures in the day with light offshore winds that keep the temperature moderated in the 70's along the coast and in the 80's along the inland areas of Southern California with low humidity, thus making the weather perfect in the region. Since S.O.S.A.s are light in winds they are less likely to spread wildfires around, thus making them easier to control unlike a true Santa Ana Wind.
Tom: "The weather sure was perfect today in the City of Millions."
Cody: "I think the weather was perfect due to a S.O.S.A. in the area. The waves were topping off just perfectly in the City of Millions State Beach."
Tom: "Just another day in Southern California."
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