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.



  IMPORTANT: This map does not reflect the most detailed and up to date information about announced Public Safety Power Shutoff events. For the latest information visit pge.com/pspsupdates.

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 the PSPS Potential 7-day key below.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 

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 planned for the next week or longer. Monsoonal moisture may still produce an isolated thunderstorm across the southern and central Sierra this afternoon and early evening. Otherwise, high pressure will continue to be responsible for hot temperatures today, with highs peaking around the 70s and 80s along the coast and Bay Area, 90 to 100 for the Delta, and 102 to 112F degrees for the Interior. Excessive Heat Warnings have been updated to remain in effect through tomorrow evening, with Heat Advisories in effect for more coastal and near coastal valley locations. High pressure will then break down tomorrow and some relief will finally make it to the interior, dropping temperatures around 3-5 degrees. A weak weather system will then move onshore on Monday and linger through much of the week, bringing cooler temperatures across the territory with isolated thunderstorms possible in the Trinities, Cascades, and northern Sierras. High pressure may then build back into the region Friday and next weekend, resulting in a return of above normal temperatures, with triple digit temperatures becoming possible again across the interior. Fire potential will remain high through the weekend with hot conditions continuing. Minor relief is then possible next week with the arrival of a weak weather system, cooler temperatures, and increased onshore flow. According to the latest Cal Fire statistics, the number of acres burned TYD is close to the 5-year average, but number of total fires is up 60%. The 4 Month Seasonal Outlook issued June 1st from Northern Operations and Southern Operations Predictive Services shows normal Significant Fire Potential through August, above normal for September, with above normal across elevated terrain in Northern CA for June through September.

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 county; however, PSPS decisions are made at more granular levels; thus, only a portion of a county 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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Whether it's a big winter storm on the horizon or an extended spell of hot and dry weather, PG&E continuously monitors the weather to make sure we're ready to respond to whatever hits our service area. A team of meteorologists analyzes information around the clock to make sure we have the right data to plan ahead and help our customers prepare.


This interactive weather map was created by collecting information from weather stations or cameras throughout PG&E's service territory. The weather stations can vary in the type of information collected (for example, one may report wind only, while another may report humidity, temperature, wind speed and more). Also, each weather station includes its own information timestamp.


We've made this map available to our customers so that you can have the latest information that may affect your plans to help you prepare. Learn how to use the interactive features to display the data you want to see by clicking on the information bar below the map.

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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.

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