SDG&E Weather Briefing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Safety Talking Point

Treating Eye Injuries

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “the most important thing you can do to protect your vision at work is to always wear appropriate protective eyewear, which can prevent more than 90 percent of serious eye injuries.”

AAO recommends the following treatment options for eye injuries.

For cuts or punctures:

  • Place a shield over the affected eye, such as the bottom of a paper cup.
  • Refrain from rinsing the injury with water, removing the impaled object, and rubbing or applying pressure to the injured eye.
  • Do not take non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin. They can thin the blood and may increase bleeding.
  • Seek emergency medical attention right away.

For a foreign material stuck in an eye:

  • Avoid rubbing the eye.
  • Lift the upper eyelid of the injured eye and blink repeatedly to allow tears to flush out the particle.
  • Seek medical attention if the particle does not come out.

For chemical burns:

  • Flush the eye with clean water and seek medical care.

For blows to the eye:

  • Apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling, but be careful not to apply pressure.
  • Visit an eye doctor or emergency department if pain or visual disturbances occur.

Executive Summary

  • Continued cooling through Saturday with increasing coverage of morning low clouds and fog
  • Warm and muggy Sunday through next week
  • Chance for isolated afternoon/evening thunderstorms over mountains and deserts beginning Sunday, persisting most of the week
  • The FPI will be Elevated inland and Normal for all coastal districts through the next seven days

Forecast Discussion

Cooler temperatures and increased coverage of night and morning low clouds and fog will continue through Saturday. Monsoonal moisture will begin moving into the service territory Sunday, pushing back on the marine layer and bringing a chance for afternoon and early evening thunderstorms over the mountains and deserts. For now, these look to be fairly isolated but higher resolution models are starting to cover that time frame and will be giving us a better idea of what to expect with these potential storms. We will see an increase in temperatures beginning Sunday and remaining warm all week, along with the mugginess that comes with monsoon season. That moisture and associated backcountry cloud cover will moderate desert and mountain temperatures a bit, but inland valleys and mesas may get a little uncomfortable. Temperatures will be a slightly warmer at the coast as well, but our ocean air conditioner is still functioning, so those shouldn't be too bad. Nighttime temperatures will be warmer than normal all next week as higher moisture levels in the atmosphere will help trap any outgoing heat. 

Fire Discussion

The FPI will be Elevated inland and Normal for the coastal districts through the next seven days. Increased marine layer coverage into the weekend will bring cooler temperatures and slightly higher humidities further inland. This will decrease the potential for wildfires just a little. We'll see the return of warmer conditions next week, but this will also correspond with increased humidity from monsoonal moisture, so we won't see much change in fire potential. While thunderstorms are possible next week, any rain associated with these events will be very localized and unlikely to affect the fire environment. Our extensive grass crop is very dry and susceptible to ignition. Live fuel moistures continue to decline, but remain above average and above the critical threshold.

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 - 14 | Elevated 15 - 17 | Extreme

7-Day FPI Outlook

  Thu
7/18
Fri
7/19
Sat
7/20
Sun
7/21
Mon
7/22
Tue
7/23
Wed
7/24
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

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

NE Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

Elevated

12

OC Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

Normal

11

NC Normal

10

Normal

9

Normal

9

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

BC Normal

10

Normal

9

Normal

9

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

CM Normal

10

Normal

9

Normal

9

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Normal

10

Forecast Weather Legend

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

Latest 7-Day Forecast

Thu
7/18
Fri
7/19
Sat
7/20
Sun
7/21
Mon
7/22
Tue
7/23
Wed
7/24
EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS
sunny
sunny
sunny
sunny
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
BEACHES
63/72 63/73 62/73 63/75 64/77 65/78 67/79
MESAS
61/74 62/74 61/75 63/78 65/80 66/83 67/85
MIRAMAR
64/79 63/77 62/78 62/83 63/87 64/89 66/90
INLAND ORANGE COUNTY
60/80 58/78 58/79 59/83 61/84 62/87 63/88
INLAND VALLEY
61/80 60/80 60/81 61/84 63/85 64/87 65/89
FOOTHILLS
58/86 57/84 56/85 57/86 60/87 62/89 63/90
MOUNTAINS
58/78 57/75 57/78 60/83 63/82 65/83 67/83
DESERTS
74/107 73/106 74/107 75/108 77/108 79/109 81/109
BACKCOUNTRY WINDS
23 21 22 19 19 19 19
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
0% 0% 0% 10% 15% 15% 20%

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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