Extreme Wind Event Arrives Early Next Week With Even Greater Potential Fire Danger, More PSPS Likely

Extreme Wind Event Arrives Early Next Week With Even Greater Potential Fire Danger, More PSPS Likely

Extreme Wind Event Arrives Early Next Week With Even Greater Potential Fire Danger, More PSPS Likely

By Jay Barmann at SFist - San Francisco News, Restaurants, Events, & Sports
"This is the fire weather forecast I was hoping wouldn't come to pass, given all that has already transpired in 2020," says climate scientist Daniel Swain on Twitter. "This will likely be strongest & most widespread offshore wind event of season, [and] is reminiscent of extreme events in 2019 & 2017. Hardest-hit areas appear to be west slopes of Sierra Nevada (gusts of 70+mph) & SF Bay Area (widespread gusts 40-50mph; higher in hills)."
"This is the fire weather forecast I was hoping wouldn't come to pass, given all that has already transpired in 2020," says climate scientist Daniel Swain on Twitter. "This will likely be strongest & most widespread offshore wind event of season, [and] is reminiscent of extreme events in 2019 & 2017. Hardest-hit areas appear to be west slopes of Sierra Nevada (gusts of 70+mph) & SF Bay Area (widespread gusts 40-50mph; higher in hills)."
article date: 2020 10 22
posted: 2020-10-22 22:00:36
Tags: Bay Area

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