without electric grid upgrades, heat-related power outages in l.a. county are guaranteed by midcentury

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Daniel Swain in SF Chronicle: The big questions: How long will I be without power? And could 2 outages this week merge together?

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said the winds this coming weekend could be more intense and widely felt than the ones that prompted PG&E’s shut-offs on Wednesday.

“There’s going to be a real risk of public-warning fatigue,” Swain said. “This first event in Northern California, I don’t think is going to seem extreme to very many people — because in a lot of ways, it isn’t.