June 7, 2019 - 5:00 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning and Heat Advisory. PG&E has confirmed that there are currently no plans to conduct a Public Safety Power Shutoff in Marin. We will update the community if this changes.
Red Flag Warning
The Red Flag Warning is for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area above 1000 feet, and is in effect from 9 pm this evening (Friday) to 5 pm Sunday. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong off shore winds with gusts to 40-50 miles per hour and low relative humidity ranging from 12-22% percent. In these conditions, any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.
The Heat Advisory is in effect from 10 am to 9 pm Sunday. Forecasters predict record or near record heat with widespread readings from 95 to 105.