PG&E said Tuesday that consumers in parts of 20 counties could lose power from 12 a.m. Thursday, but then reduced its range on Wednesday to about 16,000 consumers in 12 counties, including Napa, Solano and Sonoma. Left out
This potential PSPS event looks weaker than the October 11 event but will result in worsening fire conditions in northern Sierra, western Sacramento Valley and parts of the high bay, as well as parts of the south-south. ۔ Said in a news release.
Anna Schneider, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said winds could reach speeds of 25 to 35 miles per hour in the northern Gulf and eastern Gulf hills, but the highest peaks could move at 40 miles per hour. The strong winds will be limited to high altitudes on Thursday morning and will continue till noon on Thursday.
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The power outage is caused by a “dry offshore wind event” that is expected to increase the risk of wildfires in the Bay Area. The shutdown was announced a day after the utility. About 24,000 people lost power. In 23 counties, including thousands in Almeida, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.
The utility said on Monday It was restoring power Where possible, staff were patrolling the D-Energy lines.
PG&E said in a statement, “As it becomes safer to do so, PG&E staff will patrol 2,549 transmission and distribution lines to ensure that these lines There is no harm or risk before reactivating and restoring these users. ” Efforts related to this PSPS event will include up to 1,494 ground patrol units and 43 helicopters.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Sunday, saying strong and northerly winds in the Bay Area could increase the risk of fire. The warning began at 11pm on Sunday and continued until 5pm on Tuesday in the mountains and valleys of the Eastern Gulf and the mountains of the North Gulf. Warning for the Santa Cruz Mountains, Inner Monterey and San Benito County Mountains and the Santa Lucia Range began at 2 a.m. Monday.
According to PG&E, gusts reached 55 mph in Butt County, 52 mph in Shasta and 47 mph in Tahama.
“We have another round of offshore events and the trough is much more internal than it was earlier this week, so the wind will be limited to light and high altitudes, mainly the mountains of Napa and Solano County,” Schneider said. “One moved to Nevada earlier this week and it will move to the Idaho and Montana areas, so it’s a long way off. It won’t be as strong or wide as we’ve seen before.