FIRE: Wind Gusts Over 60 Mph Lead To Preemptive Power Shutoffs In Southern California On Thanksgiving

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Red Flag warnings in effect

10: 30 a.m. PST Nov. 25, 2021

Wind gusts 50+ mph, 9: 38 a.m. PST Nov. 25, 2021. California.

Red Flag Warnings and wind gusts of 50 to 69 mph have led to preemptive power shutoffs in Southern California on Thanksgiving day.

Southern California Edison reported at 10: 25 a.m. Thursday that 1.1 percent, or 63,835 of their customers, have had their electrical power turned off as a preemptive measure to prevent wildfires if the strong winds blow down power lines. An additional 156,000 customers are in areas where power shutoffs are under consideration.

At 9: 38 a.m. Thursday 44 weather stations had wind gusts that exceeded 50 mph, with the highest being 69 mph at Cloudland Cutoff. At that time 380 stations recorded conditions meeting Red Flag Warning criteria, and another 307 were flirting with the status. The majority of stations had relative humidity levels in the teens.

The strong northeast winds are expected to diminish Thursday afternoon. Most areas will see a decrease in wind speed of less than 7 mph by 8 p.m. The extremely low relative humidity of the teens or single digits will persist through Monday.

As this is being written at 10: 30 a.m. PST Thursday there have been no reports of large fires during this wind event.

Red Flag Warnings, Southern California, Nov. 25, 2021

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. View all posts by Bill Gabbert

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