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Posted on: October 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fire Weather Watch In Effect Monday, October 11th through Tuesday, October 12th

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Fire Weather Watch for Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening for gusty north winds along the eastern interior areas of the North Bay mountains, East Bay hills, and East Bay valleys.

The next weather system will impact the area early next week. Moderate to high confidence in stronger north winds and drier air early next week behind a passing cold front. The eastern interior areas of the North Bay mountains, East Bay hills, and East Bay valleys have the highest confidence in seeing gusty north winds. The window for strongest winds will be from Monday morning through Tuesday evening. These winds, in conjunction with little to no recent precipitation and near to record dry fuels across the interior, may lead to an increased risk of critical fire weather concerns for the specified locations.

Fire Weather Tips and Resources:

Current Southern Marin Weather Forecast

Is Your Home Ready for Wildfire Season?

  • Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).
  • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
  • Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.
  • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
  • Relocate wood piles 100 feet from structures.
  • Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.
  • Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.
  • Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.

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