First Major Winter Storm of the Season Expected to Impact Northern and Central California This Week
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 25, 2019--
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are forecasting a powerful winter storm for Northern and Central California this week. PG&E is urging its customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe.
The storm arrives Tuesday and will linger until Thanksgiving day.
“Although the arrival of wet weather is welcome, the storm has the potential to cause significant outages due to strong winds, rain, thunderstorms and heavy mountain snow. We’re urging our customers to have a plan to keep themselves and their families safe. Our meteorology team is closely tracking the weather and working with our operations teams in the field to ensure we’re ready to restore outages safely and as quickly as possible,” said PG&E principal meteorologist Scott Strenfel.
PG&E’s meteorology team has developed a Storm Outage Prediction Model that incorporates real-time weather forecasts, historical 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.
Storm Safety Tips:
Other tips can be found at pge.com/beprepared
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 24,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.
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KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY UTILITIES OIL/GAS
SOURCE: PG&E Corporation
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