Re: PG&E Shutting off power.
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:11 pm
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From what I can tell, power was restored on Monday (10/28) by around 7 pm. I was already well out of the country.cwerdna wrote: ↑Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:46 amLOL on the first part. So, power went out Saturday at ~8:20 pm. Unfortunately, Comcrap didn't stay up long this time. It went out before the 30 minute mark. (My cable modem and access point are on UPSes.) During the last PSPS, Comcrap stayed up for over 45 minutes.
I'm waiting at the airport now w/a 2 hour delayed flight. It sounds like the all clear for my area is Monday at 8 am but it sounds like it's for the weather event. They still need to inspect/finish inspections of the power lines before they turn power back on. So, it could be that day or another day. And, if there's damage, that needs to be fixed.
70 years of putting out easy little forest fires has given us unstoppable wild fires.DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 amJust saw the Netflix special on "Fire in Paradise" and it was very scary. If you aren't into it, then I strongly suggest to you fast forward to the last 5 minutes of the show (its only 40 mins long) where a firefighter talks about how he is seeing an escalating severity to the fires and says we no longer have the ability to effectively fight them any more.
Which is why the Camp Fire that burned Paradise roared over some recent past burn areas. Little trees, the regrowth from the past fires, dried out by a dry hot summer and fall, might as well have been gasoline. Right.
https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... -Sheet.pdfConditions immediately leading up to and during the fire combined to create a highly combustible fuel load:
Heavy grass cover due to a wet spring
An unusually dry fall
Decreased Humidity due to several recent wind events (23% dropping to 10%)
Unusually dry fuel (5% 1,000-hr. moisture level)
Hot, dry, sustained and gusting high winds (25-35 mph), including a Red Flag Warning on the day of the fire, similar to the Diablo wind or the Santa Ana winds of the California Coast Ranges.
The day of the fire, the fuel energy release component was above the historic record for November 8; the first fall rain is normally before November 1.