Major Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in Northern California
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- Oct 8, 2019 3:24 pm GMT
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This is not my normal post for Tuesday. The normal post will be posted as a resource later today.
Yesterday I received a robo-call and email from PG&E indicating that my residence in Arnold, CA (Sierra Nevada Mountains) may experience a PSPS tomorrow, and it may last for several days. I also saw on the local news that PSPSs are expected in many of the hills around the Bay Area of and other parts of Northern California. Based on the numbers that the media was reporting I would guess that there may be 100,000 without power by this time tomorrow morning. For more information on these events go through the link below.
Tonight the last element of a very strong dry high wind event will slide into place. These are described in the beginning of section 3 in the paper linked below. Per the National Weather Service site yesterday, this will end for Arnold on Thursday Morning, but the PSPS (if there is one) may take another day or two to end.