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PG&E warns of potential PSPS in Northern California this week

PG&E is warning several customers of a potential public safety power shutoff (PSPS) Wednesday through Friday due to a possible wind event.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 1:05 PM
Updated: Oct 12, 2020 2:55 PM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – PG&E is warning several customers of a potential public safety power shutoff (PSPS) Wednesday through Friday due to a possible wind event.

The PG&E Emergency Operations Center said it has been activated to prepare for a possible Diablo wind event lasting Wednesday through Thursday, aside from the Northern Sierra that may experience the winds through Friday morning.

Officials with PG&E said the current forecast shows a PSPS Watch in Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 for the upcoming event. PG&E said it is important to note that the PSPS is not executed across entire Zones and more detailed maps where PSPS is being considered will be provided on PG&E’s website Monday evening.

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PG&E said this forecast is only meant to provide a high-level overview. Only a portion of a zone may experience a PSPS event.

According to PG&E, at this time, the highest probability areas for executing PSPS are the Northern Sierra Nevada foothills, the mid and higher elevations in the Sierra generally north of Yosemite (northern portion of Zone 8), the North Bay mountains near Mt. St. Helena, small pockets in the East Bay near Mt. Diablo, the Oakland Hills east of Piedmont (generally between highway 24 and Upper San Leandro Reservoir), the elevated terrain east of Milpitas around Calaveras Reservoir, as well as portions of the Santa Cruz and Big Sur mountains.

"The start of the event is more than two days away so event details will likely change as forecast models evolve. We will have more clarity on potential cities and counties impacted in the next 24 hours," said PG&E Monday.

You can find the California counties in each PG&E Geographic Zone that is under a PSPS watch below, some counties may appear in multiple zones:

Zone 2: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

Zone 3: Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma

Zone 4: Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo

Zone 5: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Tehama, Yuba

Zone 6: Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara

Zone 8: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, San Joaquin, Tulare, Tuolumne

Chico
Mostly Cloudy
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Hi: 68° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 65° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Paradise
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 57° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Mostly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 63°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
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Hi: 63° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Willows
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
The first of two storms moved over northern California late last night and this morning, but our weather has quieted for now. More rain showers will fall Saturday, but heavier rain and snow with stronger wind arrives Sunday.
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