SDG&E Weather Briefing

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Safety Talking Point

Keeping Linemen Safe

Linemen risk falls, electric shocks, burns, and other injuries while on the job every day. The following are just some of the safety best practices that you can follow to look out for yourself and others.

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. When working on the line, even a small movement can lead to an accident. Move mindfully and be aware of the tools around you.
  • Use tools appropriately. Never use a tool you are not familiar with and always practice proper tool safety. Utility company managers might consider holding trainings to keep workers up to date on these safety best practices.
  • Always work in teams. While you likely have multiple people working with you, that does not mean you are working as a team. Be sure that you and your fellow crew members are communicating and looking out for each other’s safety.
  • Take your time. Many accidents occur when workers try to rush a job. Even if you are a master of your craft, work slowly and use proper technique. This will ensure that the job is done properly as well.
  • Wear proper safety equipment. This is one of the most important safety steps that you can take. In the event of an incident, your helmet, gloves, shoes, and clothing will provide an extra layer of protection.

Executive Summary

  • Continued cooling today, with areas of morning low clouds and fog
  • Warming tomorrow into the weekend with hot inland temperatures Sat/Sun
  • Slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm Saturday
  • Somewhat cooler Monday through mid-week, though still quite warm
  • The FPI will be Normal for all coastal districts and Elevated inland for the next seven days

Forecast Discussion

Temperatures today will be slightly cooler than yesterday with areas of low clouds and fog giving way to afternoon sunshine. Tomorrow will begin a warming trend that will peak Saturday and Sunday before slight cooling returns Monday. Over the weekend, expect temperatures of 80-85 degrees along the coast, 85-95 degrees for the mesas and mountains, mid to upper 90s for the inland valleys, and up to 115 degrees in the desert. Some tropical moisture will push into the service territory Saturday, which brings a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm or two, though we’re not expecting anything impactful at this time. Monday through about mid-week, temperatures will cool a little, but should remain fairly warm. 

Fire Discussion

The FPI is forecast to be Elevated inland and Normal for the coast through the next seven days. Rising temperatures will increase fire danger slightly Friday into early next week. Though we expect an influx of tropical moisture this weekend, that moisture will likely stay higher up in the atmosphere and not affect conditions near the ground. With grasses fully cured and live fuel moistures continuing to decrease, elevated fire weather is expected to remain through the rest of the summer and into the fall. 

Today's Fire Potential Index (FPI)

ME RA EA NE OC NC BC CM
Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

< 12 | Normal 12 - 13 | Elevated 14 | Moderate < 15 | Extreme

7-Day FPI Outlook

  Wed
7/08
Thu
7/09
Fri
7/10
Sat
7/11
Sun
7/12
Mon
7/13
Tue
7/14
ME Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

RA Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

EA Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

NE Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

Elevated

13

OC Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

NC Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

BC Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

CM Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Forecast Weather Legend

< 12 | Normal 12 - 14 | Elevated 15 - 17 | Extreme

Latest 7-Day Forecast

Wed
7/08
Thu
7/09
Fri
7/10
Sat
7/11
Sun
7/12
Mon
7/13
Tue
7/14
EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS
sunny
sunny
sunny
sunny
sunny
sunny
sunny
BEACHES
65/74 64/77 67/79 68/84 69/85 68/81 67/78
MESAS
64/77 63/82 64/85 65/90 64/91 65/88 65/85
MIRAMAR
61/83 61/85 61/89 64/94 64/95 64/91 64/89
INLAND ORANGE COUNTY
59/78 58/79 60/85 64/89 64/88 64/85 62/84
INLAND VALLEY
61/85 60/89 61/93 64/96 64/94 64/93 64/91
FOOTHILLS
54/90 56/92 58/96 62/98 61/99 61/97 61/93
MOUNTAINS
62/82 65/84 67/88 71/91 71/91 68/88 64/85
DESERTS
74/108 76/110 77/112 80/116 84/117 85/115 82/112
BACKCOUNTRY WINDS
28 26 18 22 18 19 22
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
0% 0% 0% 10% 0% 0% 0%

Forecast Weather Legend

High Heat (above 95F) Illness Prevention measures are mandated by Safety Standard G 8366: Pre-shift meeting to review preventive, cool down, and communication measures; Shade & 1 quart of cool water per hour per crew member required. Supervisors to observe for employee heat illnesses, or use a buddy system or regular communication with sole employees. Shading indicates Heat Illness Prevention (heat wave at or above 80F) measures are mandated by Safety Standard G 8366: Shade & 1 quart of cool water per hour per crew member required. Supervisors to observe for employee heat illinesses.
Shading Indicates low temperatures in this region are expected to be at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower Shading Indicates low temperatures in this region are expected to be at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower

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