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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) WATCH & Fire Weather Watch


Updated: 10/21/2019 @ 5:30 p.m.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR 10/23 TO 10/24
The US National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday (10/23) afternoon through Thursday (10/24) afternoon. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

  • AFFECTED AREA - The North Bay Mountains above 1000 feet.
  • WIND - North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph. Locally higher gusts to 60 mph over the highest peaks. 
  • HUMIDITY - Overnight humidity recovery of 25 to 35 percent. Widespread minimum daytime humidity values Thursday in the upper single digits to teens.
  • HIGHEST THREAT - Higher terrain, particularly the peaks and ridges in Napa and Sonoma County.
  • IMPACTS - Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
TAKE PRECAUTIONS, BE PREPARED — For guidance, visit srcity.org/2298/Wildland-Fires.


PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF (PSPS) WATCH FOR 10/23 & 10/24 
PG&E has issued a PSPS WATCH for Wednesday (10/23) and Thursday (10/24) for the North Bay including Santa Rosa. A PSPS WATCH is a moderate risk of a PSPS event.

If weather conditions warrant, PG&E has indicated that a significant portion of east Santa Rosa will be impacted by the PSPS event potentially planned for Wednesday, 10/23 and Thursday 10/24. While anticipated restoration times are not yet available, PG&E has stated it could take between 24 and 48 hours after the PSPS event ends to fully restore power to customers in all 15 counties currently included in the potential shutoff.

To get the most accurate PSPS information from PG&E, visit pgealerts.com.  PG&E has revamped their website since the PSPS event a couple weeks ago to better support the needs of our community. On the PG&E website you can also look up your address to determine if you are within the potentially impacted area — direct link here: psps.ss.pge.com/. Please note: The address lookup tool provides a more accurate view than the PSPS Area Map.


View previous emergency alerts (SoCo Alerts/ Wireless Emergency Alerts) issued in Sonoma County.

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    *FIRST RED FLAG WARNING OF THE SEASON* 
    (ISSUED FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SONOMA COUNTY)
    Per the US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California, the Red Flag Warning will be in effect tonight (Friday 6/7) through Sunday (6/9) afternoon for the North Bay Hills.
    A wind event will begin tonight across the North Bay hills with wind gusts from 40 to 50 mph over the highest peaks. Temperatures on Saturday will warm into the 90s followed by another round of winds Saturday night along with little or no humidity recovery creating critical fire weather conditions. Although fuels are not at critical levels a weather event of this magnitude will allow fire to carry through finer fuels such as grass. Winds will ease on Sunday but temperatures will soar into the 90s to near 100 degrees with continued light offshore winds.
    * AFFECTED AREA...The North Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph. Strongest winds early Saturday morning and then again Saturday 
    night. Local gusts to 60 mph possible.
    * HUMIDITY...Initially moderate 40-50% Friday night but lowering 12-22% Saturday with little or no humidity recovery Saturday night. Values to 10% by Sunday afternoon.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...is located along the hills of eastern Napa county and around Mt Saint Helena.
    * IMPACTS...any grass fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    *FIRST RED FLAG WARNING OF THE SEASON* 
    (ISSUED FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SONOMA COUNTY)
    Per the US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California, the Red Flag Warning will be in effect tonight (Friday 6/7) through Sunday (6/9) afternoon for the North Bay Hills.
    A wind event will begin tonight across the North Bay hills with wind gusts from 40 to 50 mph over the highest peaks. Temperatures on Saturday will warm into the 90s followed by another round of winds Saturday night along with little or no humidity recovery creating critical fire weather conditions. Although fuels are not at critical levels a weather event of this magnitude will allow fire to carry through finer fuels such as grass. Winds will ease on Sunday but temperatures will soar into the 90s to near 100 degrees with continued light offshore winds.
    * AFFECTED AREA...The North Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph. Strongest winds early Saturday morning and then again Saturday 
    night. Local gusts to 60 mph possible.
    * HUMIDITY...Initially moderate 40-50% Friday night but lowering 12-22% Saturday with little or no humidity recovery Saturday night. Values to 10% by Sunday afternoon.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...is located along the hills of eastern Napa county and around Mt Saint Helena.
    * IMPACTS...any grass fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    There are no active emergency updates at this time.
    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    There are no active emergency updates at this time.
    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout


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    Important Information in the Event of an Emergency

    1. Sheltering
    2. Transportation
    3. Hospitals
    4. Fire Stations
    5. Local Resources
    6. Non-Emergency Numbers
    7. Evacuation
    Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. Sheltering outside the hazard area could include staying with friends and relatives, seeking commercial lodging or staying in a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups.

    Sheltering in Place
    Choosing to take shelter where are is necessary in many emergencies.

    American Red Cross
    During an emergency, the American Red Cross may work with the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma to establish and operate designated mass care shelters. 

    Even though mass care shelters often provide water, food, medicine and basic sanitary facilities, you should plan to take your disaster supplies kit with you so you will have the supplies you require. Mass care sheltering can involve living with many people in a confined space, which can be difficult and unpleasant. To avoid conflicts in the stressful situation, it is important to cooperate with shelter managers and others assisting them. Keep in mind that alcoholic beverages and weapons are forbidden in emergency shelters and smoking is restricted.

    The City of Santa Rosa with American Red Cross and other agencies has identified City Community Centers, High Schools, Middle Schools and other facilities to help address sheltering needs for our community and for special, access and functional needs individuals and groups. During and/or after an emergency, information on those facilities will be provided through public press release releases.

    Non-Emergency Assistance Information
    2-1-1 Sonoma connects residents with non-emergency health, human, and disaster resources. Dial 2-1-1 for information during an emergency.