The winds are increasing and becoming more widespread this morning. Here's a snapshot of winds across SoCal at 524 am. Gusts are shown in red. pic.twitter.com/OFGVkWDvDW
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 15, 2018
Pacific Gas and Electric shut off power in parts of 12 Northern California counties late Sunday, including Lake and Napa counties, in the wake of high fire danger!
Power lines remain deactivated in communities throughout Northern California where fire-risk is considered extreme. About 17,500 PG&E customers in Napa, Lake and Sonoma counties affected.
California fire threats prompt power shutoffs for almost 60K
Extremely critical wildfire conditions today (October 15) for Southern California as seasonal Santa Ana winds return. As a reminder, acres burned YTD in 2018 is already the most for California dating to 1994.
#BREAKING: More than 3,100 SoCal Edison customers without power in Altadena during powerful Santa Ana wind event
— Tina Patel (@tina_patel) October 15, 2018
Strong, dry winds hit California.
#RedFlagWarnings in effect.
— Wildfire Today 🔥 (@wildfiretoday) October 15, 2018
GOES 16 low level water vapor image (ch10) from last few hours shows a wave pattern moving to the south. High winds with gusts to 60-70 mph all along the area of darker colors. #CAwx #LAwind
Wind is beginning to pick up now with gusts of 40-50 mph in Ontario. Please pay attention while driving and beware of fallen branches and low hanging wires in the area. #SantaAnaWinds
Updated report on wind gusts across the area. Peak gusts in the last couple of hours include 75 mph at Fremont Canyon, 60 mph near Mission Viejo, 55 mph near San Clemente, and 47 mph at Ontario Airport. #cawx
— Val Gratias (@valeriegratias) October 15, 2018
Wind, Fire Weather Warnings Are in Effect Across Southern California t.co/qUk4vIfQv8
— California Taxi (@TaxiCalifornia) October 15, 2018
h/t Truth Seeker!