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Daniel Swain in the Sacramento Bee: PG&E says 850,000 could lose power

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said wind forecast models show gusts as high as 95 mph along the mountain passes and gusts as high as 60 mph in the Sacramento Valley, in parts of the Bay Area and coastal valleys, along with incredibly low humidity levels.

“This is the kind of event that makes me personally nervous,” Swain said. “The one in the lead-up to the Camp Fire made me nervous and the one in 2017, before the North Bay fires, made me nervous …. The problem is, if fires start, they’re going to get very bad, very quickly, and it won’t take much because the winds are going to be so strong.”

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