The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 10 PM Saturday to 4 PM Sunday, November 11th.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong North East winds with gusts to 60 miles per hour and low relative humidity. This round of dry and gusty north to east winds will develop over interior northern California tonight into early Monday. The combination of gusty downslope winds, low humidity and very dry fuels will lead to extreme fire weather conditions on any current fires or new fire starts.
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning. Land use restrictions are likely in effect for area public open spaces. These include Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Check their websites for additional closure info.
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Learn more.
Here are a few helpful reminders and safety tips:
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