California ISO Issues Flex Alert Amid Hot October Temperatures, Conservation UrgedThe California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has announced a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday afternoon, due to anticipated high demand for electricity amid unseasonably high temperatures.
UPDATE: PG&E Says PSPS Likely During Fire Weather Watch For North Bay, East Bay Hills, Santa Cruz MountainsWith hot, dry and windy conditions forecast later this week, PG&E officials said more public safety power shutoffs were likely in some parts of the Bay Area during the upcoming fire weather watch.
Bay Area Temps Soar, Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect As Glass, Shady, Boysen Fires RageA Red Flag warning remains in effect Monday as crews battle fires in Wine Country, while the entire Bay Area deals with another day of hot temperatures during a late September heat wave.
San Francisco Bay Area Residents Brace For Scorching Hot SundayA high pressure system edged toward the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, carrying with it the promise of scorching temperatures, sweltering northeastern winds and an elevated threat of wildfires in the North Bay and the East Bay hills.
Forecast Triple-Digit Heat Brings Weekend Red-Flag Fire Warning, Possible Preventive OutagesA weekend weather system will send temperatures soaring, humidity levels dropping and stirring up bone-dry, hot northeastern winds, triggering a Red Flag fire warning across wildfire-ravaged Northern California and an alert from Pacific Gas & Electric of possible preventative power blackouts.
Bad Air Quality, COVID-19 Makes It Hard To Escape 109 Degree Heat In AntiochAntioch is known for being one of the hottest places in the Bay Area, but during this heat wave, COVID-19 and the bad air quality are making it hard to find opportunities to stay cool in the heat.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Heat Wave: Amid Pandemic, San Francisco Endures As Popular Draw For Those Trying To Escape Soaring TempsAs temperatures soar during the Labor Day weekend heat wave, not even the coronavirus pandemic could stop San Francisco from being a popular draw for those trying to beat the heat.
Portable Generators Fly Off Bay Area Store Shelves With Continuing Threat of Rolling BlackoutsThis weekend's flex alert raised the specter of more rolling blackouts. Next week's elevated fire danger has prompted a power shutoff watch. For anyone thinking about grabbing a generator, forget it.
California ISO Declares Stage 2 Power Emergency for Northern CaliforniaThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Stage 2 Grid Emergency early Saturday evening due to high temperatures and power grid loads, as well as fires causing the loss of about 1,600 megawatts of generation.
Bay Area Spare The Air Alerts Extended Through Labor Day; Poor Air Quality Enters 3rd Straight WeekA record-breaking string of Spare the Air alerts is now in its third week, with an alert for the region extended through Labor Day mostly due to smog.
Heat Wave: Progress Made On LNU, SCU, CZU Fires Ahead Of Soaring TempsFirefighters continued to make progress on the three major lightning sparked wildfires that have been burning for weeks in the Bay Area, as temperatures are set to soar again Labor Day weekend.
Heat Wave: Pacifica Businesses Seek Support Amid Labor Day Beach Closures Over COVID-19As Pacifica closes its beaches and parking lots for Labor Day Weekend to slow the spread of COVID-19, local business are hoping customers will still come.
Bay Area Cooling Centers Offer Relief From Heat WaveAs temperatures soar in the Bay Area through the weekend, residents can seek relief at cooling centers set up in some counties in the region.
Fire Weather Watch Issued For North Bay, East Bay Hills Following Labor Day Heat WaveA Fire Weather Watch has been declared for parts of the Bay Area next week, following an expected heat wave Labor Day weekend that is set to bring record high temperatures.