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Weather & fire detection

How we use technology to monitor the weather 24/7 to help prevent wildfires

Use the weather map

Our meteorology team monitors the weather closely.

View our interactive weather map for information on:

  • HD cameras
  • Humidity
  • Precipitation
  • Temperature
  • Wind speeds/gusts
  • Red Flag Warnings

Type your town or city name into the map to track winter storms. Or use the tool to predict the dry, windy conditions that can cause wildfires. An information bar below the map details its features.


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This webpage is intended only to provide customers with a general estimate regarding locations that may be impacted by a PSPS event. Conditions affecting a possible PSPS event can change quickly and the actual impact of a future PSPS event is uncertain.

How to use the weather map

We work with the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center to provide the fire-detection satellite map below. This tool helps communities plan and prepare for a potential fire response.


Use the map to view data as satellites monitor weather in your area from space.


The tool includes weather station information such as:

  • Wind speed and temperature
  • Wind trajectory lines
  • Images from high-resolution cameras around California
  • Satellite images of clouds
  • Possible smoke plumes

Fire-detection satellite map

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The information displayed on and available through this webpage is intended only to use as a tool to analyze and visualize data. It is not intended to be a decision-making tool and PG&E assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. The data and modeling products of the map should never be used for reporting fires by the media, public or others, unless that information is provided by public safety officials.

Fire information resources

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Incident Information System

National Fire Situational Awareness

To help you plan for a possible outage, we provide a 7-day Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) lookahead.


This tool is updated daily and provides the latest PSPS forecast for your area.

More information on outages and safety


At PG&E, nothing is more important than safety.

Outage preparedness and support

Stay prepared for power outages and get support.

Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP)

Find out how we are making our system safer and more reliable.