Simply two weeks after rain dampened Memorial Day weekend, the Bay Space is bracing for decent, dry and windy climate as summer time hearth hazard ramps up.

Pacific Fuel & Electrical Co. shut off energy to about 1,600 clients Saturday in an effort to scale back wildfire threat within the North Bay, the place the Nationwide Climate Service stated wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph have been recorded within the early morning hours.

Temperatures Saturday and Sunday are forecast to succeed in the 80s alongside the coast and prime out within the 100s in components of Santa Clara County and the East Bay.

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The warmth and wind in Napa and Sonoma counties have prompted the Nationwide Climate Service to situation a Purple Flag warning for these areas by Sunday afternoon.

In the meantime, cities akin to Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Livermore will probably be beneath a Warmth Advisory on Sunday that has the potential to interrupt data, the climate service warned.

Whereas meteorologist Ryan Walbrun stated the North Bay is dealing with essentially the most important wildfire threat, he famous the East Bay hills in Alameda and Contra Costa counties can anticipate excessive winds this weekend as properly.

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PG&E stated its energy shutoff — meant to forestall fires sparked by utility tools broken in excessive winds — started at 6 a.m. Saturday in components of Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties, and can final “a minimum of” by the afternoon.

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The utility has additionally warned about 21,000 clients in Butte, Yuba, Nevada, El Dorado and Placer counties that they might expertise energy shutoffs as properly.

Test again for updates.


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