Jan 4, 2019
PG&E is staffing up tonight for tomorrow’s storm. PG&E’s Sonoma Division Emergency Operations Center in Santa Rosa is expected to activate in the early morning hours in order to prepare and respond to storm-related outages in Sonoma County.
The first storm series of 2019 is set to hit PG&E’s service territory this weekend and PG&E is urging its customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe.
PG&E meteorologists forecast gusty winds, widespread rain and heavy mountain snow on Saturday, lasting through early next week. The weather pattern will begin to change late Friday with clouds and southerly winds, and the most significant weather impacts are expected to begin Saturday morning. A trailing system could continue the wet and windy weather late Sunday into Monday and Tuesday.
“We’re seeing a significant weather event headed toward our service territory and we encourage our customers to be prepared and have a plan. Our meteorology team is closely tracking the weather and working with our team in the field to ensure we’re ready to restore outages safely and as quickly as possible,” said PG&E meteorologist Mike Voss.
PG&E’s meteorology team has developed aStorm Outage Prediction Model that incorporates real-time weather forecasts, historic data and system knowledge to accurately show where and when storm impacts will be most severe. This model enables the company to pre-stage crews and equipment as storms approach to enable rapid response to outages.
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Other tips can be found at pge.com/beprepared
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