Explore PG&E's weather map



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.

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).


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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.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 

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 for the next week or longer.  A storm system will move through the northern half of the territory today with rain and mountain snow.  Another stronger system will then quickly move into the territory tomorrow and into Monday affecting the entire territory this time with widespread precipitation.  Across the low-elevation areas, there will be rain at times along with breezy to gusty winds and scattered valley thunderstorms containing heavy rain, small hail, and frequent lightning.  There will be snow at low elevations across the northern mountains along with heavy snow across the mid and upper elevations of the Sierra where multiple feet of snow is expected by Monday.  The weather system will slowly move southward out of the territory through the middle part of next week resulting in continued precipitation at times Tuesday into Thursday for the southern part of the territory and a chance farther northward too.  Dry weather likely returns by the end of next week and into the following weekend.  Below normal precipitation this winter for many areas in central and northern California has resulted in about 40% of the state now seeing moderate drought conditions according to the latest US Drought Monitor and short-term relief is unlikely.  However, the latest forecast by the National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services is favoring normal significant large fire potential across the territory through May.  Above normal significant large fire potential is then expected in the Northern Sierra below 6000 feet in June that expands in coverage in July to the Northwestern Mountains, Northeastern California, and the higher elevations of the North Coast.  All other areas can expect normal significant large fire potential into early summer as the fine fuel crop will be lighter than average due to the dry winter.  PG&E meteorology will continue to monitor fuels and long-range forecasts/outlooks closely.

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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