Repeat Santa Ana Winds Forecast For Thursday, But No Intentional Blackouts

Written by 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.

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