PG&E is monitoring a potentially strong wind event in the forecast for Wednesday that could prompt another Public Safety Power Shutoff in parts of the Bay Area and other regions of Northern California.
With high offshore winds and low humidity in the weather forecast, PG&E said a power shutoff is possible for some 303,000 customers in parts of 25 counties across the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and Bay Area. PG&E said the shutoff could begin Wednesday morning.
Areas Affected by the Nov. 20 Public Safety Power Shutoff
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Updated: Nov. 20, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Customers in the following 25 counties could lose power: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.
Here's a breakdown of the potential shutoff in the Bay Area, per PG&E:
- Alameda County: 12,200 customers in Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro.
- Contra Costa County: 23,230 customers in Canyon, El Sobrante, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond.
- Marin County: 23,440 customers in Bolinas, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Inverness, Lagunitas, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes Station, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Stinson Beach, Woodacre.
- Napa County: 11,180 customers in Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Napa, Oakville, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Yountville.
- San Mateo County: 70 customers in Pescadero and unincorporated areas.
- Santa Clara County: 2,978 customers in Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatosa and Redwood Estates.
- Santa Cruz County: 36,164 customers in Aptos, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Capitola, Davenport, Felton, Mount Hermon, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel and Watsonville.
- Solano County: 1,970 customers in Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville.
- Sonoma County: 39,940 customers in Annapolis, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Duncans Mills, Forestville, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Monte Rio, Penngrove, Rio Nido, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Sea Ranch, Stewarts Point, Villa Grande, Windsor.
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday night through Thursday morning in the North Bay mountains, East Bay hills and the Diablo Range.
The weather service is forecasting north to northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 35-45 mph in those areas. Isolated gusts on some peaks could reach up to 60 mph, the NWS said.
The winds combined with humidity levels dropping to 10% to 20% in some of those areas increases the fire danger, and any fires that develop could spread quickly, the weather service said.
For the latest updates on PG&E's power shutoffs, go to the company website.