— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 9, 2019 The weather conditions prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to plan to shut off power to more than 800,000 customers to prevent wind-blown power lines and equipment from sparking devastating wildfires, as they did in 2017 and 2018. PG&E began the shut-offs at midnight, and by 4 a.m. about 141,000 customers in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties had lost power. … [Read more...] about Fire weather moves into Bay Area — winds to top 55 mph
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"It's a moderate offshore wind event, but the problem is that it's coming right after a strong heat event," said Will Pi, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. "This combination will cause the problems for fire risk. The heat could generate new fires and then the winds could help spread flames." … [Read more...] about Increasing confidence for hot, desiccating winds in Bay Area Monday night
AirNow’s figures are based on Environmental Protection Agency standards and are calculated using a complex algorithm that “uses longer averages during periods of stable air quality and shorter averages when air quality is changing rapidly.” … [Read more...] about AQI in Bishop hits 449 due to Creek Fire, worst in the U.S.
“Critical fire weather conditions are likely to develop across the region leading to rapid rates of spread for any new fire start,” forecasters warned. “Wind gusts of between 25 and 35 mph are likely in the hills of the North and East Bay late Monday night and Tuesday morning, with gusts of 45 to 65 mph possible across northern Napa and northeast Sonoma counties.” … [Read more...] about Wind Advisory Included As Part Of Red Flag Weather Alert For North Bay
“Whenever we get dry conditions and high winds, fire danger goes up,” said Spencer Tangen, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Monterey. “Another factor is that grasses and trees are dry. You get that combination of winds and low humidity and you have to keep an eye out for fire.” … [Read more...] about Fire fears accompany weekend warm-up across the Bay Area