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, October 17, 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.  Lingering light showers should continue into midday in parts of the northern Sierra and through tonight along the North Coast, otherwise it will be a partly sunny and dry day for most of the PG&E territory.  Dry weather returns to all areas tomorrow before another weather system produces another round of showers for the northern areas overnight tomorrow and into Saturday with just a slight chance for light showers Saturday morning southward along the coast into the Bay Area and Highway 80 across the interior.  Continued dry weather is expected for the rest of this week and upcoming weekend for the southern areas of the PG&E territory where breezy offshore winds are expected at times along the southern Central Coast starting tomorrow.  High pressure should then rebuild across the territory on Sunday and into early next week for a return to fair, dry and warmer weather under light offshore winds.  Continued fair and dry weather with above normal temperatures is favored to last through the middle part of next week.  Overall, fire potential remains typically elevated for the end of the dry season with dead fuel moisture content well below normal in the lower to middle elevations and live fuel moisture remaining at or below critical levels.       
   

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.