PG&E now publicizing power shutoff forecasts

Interactive map currently showing wind gusts; can be filtered by zip code for humidity, temperature, wind speed and more (courtesy of PG&E website)

PG&E on Tuesday launched a new weather website with forecasts for possible power shutoffs.

The website at www.pge.com/weather predicts the potential for the power shutoffs for the upcoming week in various regions of its service area. Shutoff potential is ranked on the site according to four categories: Not Expected, Elevated, Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch, and Public Safety Power Shutoff Warning. The website also displays detailed information about weather conditions in Northern and Central California, according to the utility.

PG&E 7-Day Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Potential

PG&E announced earlier this year that it was starting the public safety power shutoff program as a precautionary measure during windy and dry conditions. The utility has faced harsh scrutiny for its role in the devastating wildfires in Northern California in the last two years.

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