Repeat Santa Ana Winds Forecast For Thursday, But No Intentional Blackouts
Written by 991KBU on November 7, 2018
A moderate Santa Ana wind storm is expected to arrive in Malibu late tomorrow.
Peak winds should occur Thursday night into Friday morning …
We may see gusts in the 35 to 50 mph range in the canyons.
Mountain peaks may see gusts to 60 mph.
It will be very dry … humidities will generally bottom out in the 6 to 12 percent range.
This won’t be a very hot Santa Anna … though.
Winds should slowly diminish Friday.
Strongest winds for this Santa Ana will be the coast of Ventura and Los Angeles counties … from Malibu to the Hollywood Hills.
The city of Malibu says Edison has told them … we are NOT on the intentional blackout list.
Of course… the winds may bring the Malibu power grid to its knees again.
With 50 to 60 mile per hour winds forecast … that’s an exact repeat of the conditions that caused 70 percent of Malibu to be blacked out … without human intervention … last time.
Up north … Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has served notice in may shut off power to nearly 70,000 customers in the Bay Area … Wince Country and Sacramento Valley.
This comes as anger is growing across California over the so-called Public Safety Power Shutoff plans … the PSPS.
The City of Malibu has joined a legal effort to have the rules allowing PSPS to be modified.
The legislature has ordered the CPUC to review the plans … and put them up for public comment.
That begins next week in San Francisco … and KBUU News will be up there.