Two Strong Storms Forecasted to Impact Northern and Central California
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2019--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are forecasting that the next wave of strong winter storms will impact Northern and Central California starting tonight and continuing through Thursday evening.
Forecast models indicate that a pair of potent storms will impact PG&E’s territory beginning with an “atmospheric river” type system that will generate heavy rain and gusty south winds across much of Northern and Central California late tonight into Wednesday followed by another dynamic storm on Thursday morning.
These storms are expected to produce heavy rainfall, high winds and a chance of thunderstorms.
“As our customers prepare for this storm, we want to remind Californians that this wet and windy weather can cause power outages. We encourage our customers to have a plan and be prepared,” said PG&E principal meteorologist Mike Voss.
PG&E’s meteorology team has developed a Storm Outage Prediction Model that incorporates real-time weather forecasts, historical data, and system knowledge to predict 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.
For more information about outages and ways to prepare and stay safe during the storm, please visit www.pge.com/stormsafety.
If outages occur, customers can find details and information on restoration by:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 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 pge.com/news.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OIL/GAS UTILITIES
SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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PUB: 02/12/2019 08:00 PM/DISC: 02/12/2019 08:01 PM