9/28 12:50pm: PG&E has given the weather “all clear” for the current PSPS event in Nevada County! PG&E helicopters are flying out of our Nevada County Airport to begin inspecting lines and expects most power to be restored by late tonight. PG&E Community Resource Centers will remain open until we have 100% restoration in our area. More here.
9/27 12:30pm: Due to favorable forecasted weather conditions, expected #PSPS outages for Nevada County have reduced to 2,887 customers beginning de-energization later this afternoon. More information from PG&E here: bit.ly/347I39K
9/27 8:30am: PG&E is reporting that Customer Resource Centers are available. In Nevada County, CRCs are located at Elks Lodge in Nevada City and Foothill Event Center in Grass Valley. Find more info at http://PGE.com/PSPSUpdates
9/25 5:30pm: PG&E is reporting that approximately 7,345 customers in Nevada County may be impacted by a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff starting early Sunday morning. Read more from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and for more information visit PG&E‘s PSPS updates page.
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An up-to-date, searchable map with current PSPS zones is available:
Stay prepared during a Red Flag Warning.
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Status Language and Definitions:
- PSPS Warning: A PSPS Watch will be upgraded to a Warning when forecasted conditions show that a safety shutoff will be needed, and that it is going to happen soon. Whenever possible, Warning notifications will be sent approximately four to 12 hours in advance of the power being shutoff.
- PSPS Watch: Whenever possible, an initial Watch notification will be sent two days in advance of a potential PSPS event, followed by an additional Watch notification one day before the potential PSPS event, notifying customers of the possibility of a PSPS event in their area based on forecasted conditions.
Weather Advisory/Air Quality
Update 9/24 @ noon: A Fire Weather Watch is in place over the weekend in Nevada County from Saturday, September 26 – Monday, September 28.
Weather Advisory Language and Definitions:
- Red Flag Warning: Take Action. Be extremely careful with open flames. National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when fire conditions are ongoing or expected to occur shortly.
- Fire Weather Watch: Be Prepared. A watch means critical fire weather conditions are possible but not imminent or occurring.