Red Flag Warning and Heat Advisory

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.

  • Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD
  • Mount Vision Rd, Inverness (National Park Service)
  • All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
  • Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard. All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming.
  • Mountain Play ticketed attendants will be required to show ticket at road closure checkpoint. The Mountain Play will continue as scheduled.
  • The Dipsea Race is not affected by land use restrictions and/or road closures it will continue as scheduled.

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.

Heat Advisory

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.

Be prepared:

  • Limit outdoor strenuous activities during the hottest time of the day.
  • Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
  • Stay in air conditioned areas.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Extra care for pets, crops, and livestock.
  • Watch for hot pavement when walking dogs.
  • Check on your neighbors.