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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
VALLEYS AND COASTAL AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES
A strong Santa Ana wind event will continue to develop today
over Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and continuing through
Friday evening. The strongest winds will occur tonight [Thursday] and
Friday morning with northeasterly wind gusts generally between
50 and 70 mph. Humidities will drop into the single digits today
and Friday with little, if any, recovery tonight. Temperatures
will warm into the 80s below the mountains on Friday.
There will be an overall break in the winds Saturday and Saturday
night. However, beginning Sunday, another round of Santa Ana winds
is expected to develop with the gusty winds lasting through
Tuesday. At this time, this particular event looks to be weaker
than the current Santa Ana event. However, very dry conditions
will persist across the area. So, there is a good chance of
widespread critical fire weather conditions across Ventura and
and Los Angeles counties.

Due to projected extreme fire conditions, SCE is exploring options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of electrical circuits in High Fire Risk Areas serving portions of some cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County as early as Thursday evening, November 8 through Friday, November 9, 2018.

Please note that while these areas may experience storm-related outages, SCE has not proactively shut off power at this time.

The following circuits are currently on SCE’s PSPS watch list:

Kinneloa Circuit:

Sand Canyon:

  • Unincorporated Los Angeles County (Canyon Country)
  • Santa Clarita

SCE has activated an Incident Management Team (IMT) to monitor conditions.  The actual onset of extreme fire conditions and other circumstances beyond our control may impact coordination and notification efforts. As such, there is a possibility that a PSPS could be implemented sooner than anticipated, additional circuits could be added, or conditions could make PSPS no longer under consideration for one or more circuits. We will attempt to notify you as conditions change.

SCE will also begin notifying customers on the affected circuits to inform them about the potential shutoff and give them time to prepare.

The public should call 800-611-1911 if they have questions. The Incident Management Team (IMT) Liaison Officer can be reached by email at SCELiaisonOfficer@sce.com.

Again, no Public Safety Power Shutoffs have been initiated by SCE at this time.

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