Learn the role weather plays in a power shutoff


If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, it may be necessary for us to turn off the electricity serving that area. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).


Learn more about a PSPS

The information in this map is intended only to provide customers with a general estimate regarding potential locations that may be impacted by a PSPS event should one become necessary. Conditions affecting a possible PSPS event can change quickly and the actual impact of a future PSPS event is uncertain.

 

Find your PG&E Geographic Zone and 7-day key below.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 

NOTE: This forecast is based on weather conditions and fuel moisture content only and does not include other criteria used to determine whether a PSPS may be necessary.

No Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are anticipated for the next seven days or longer. Dry conditions are expected to briefly return today as California remains positioned between weather systems. The next storm will move onto the Humboldt/Mendocino coast tomorrow morning and generate breezy to gusty south winds across northern California during the afternoon along with a band of heavier rain that should reach near a Bay Area to Almanor line by the late afternoon or early evening. Rain and heavy mountain snow above 4500-6000’ north to south will then develop across the rest of the territory Saturday night with widespread showers continuing through Sunday. Cooler and dry weather returns Monday and may persist through the remainder of next week as high pressure builds over California. The one exception would be a chance for light rain across far northern California around the middle part of next week. The recent stretch of wet weather and corresponding increase in soil and dead fuel moisture has greatly reduced fire potential. However, PG&E Meteorology will continue to monitor fuel moisture levels and potential for wildfire should dry weather return.     
   

Please note: This forecast is published daily by an operational meteorologist from PG&E’s Meteorology and Analytics team. This forecast has been customized for PG&E utility operations and should not be used for any other purpose or by any other entity. This forecast only provides a broad overview for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event in the next 7 days as determined from an analysis of forecasted weather, the potential for wind-related damage, and fuel moisture content in dead and live vegetation. It is not a fire danger forecast. The forecast is broken down by broad PG&E Geographic Zones numbered 1 - 9; however, PSPS decisions are made at more granular levels; thus, only a portion of a zone may experience a PSPS event. While a PSPS event may not be expected for an area, due to the interconnectivity of the grid any location within PG&E territory may be subject to PSPS event.

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Information is provided by weather stations or cameras throughout PG&E’s service territory. Note that weather stations vary in the type of information collected (i.e., one may report wind only, while another may report humidity, temperature, wind speed and more). Also, each weather station includes its own information timestamp.

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The information displayed on and available through this webpage is intended only to provide customers with a general estimate regarding potential locations that may be impacted by a PSPS event should one become necessary. Conditions affecting a possible PSPS event can change quickly and the actual impact of a future PSPS event is uncertain.