The National Weather Service has issued a second Red Flag Warning is in effect for the North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills and Interior Valleys, Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Mateo Coast from 10PM PDT Wednesday 10/21 through 08AM PDT Friday 10/23. The Red Flag Warning will not begin for the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Mateo Coast until 1AM PDT Thursday.
The concerns of the weather system are that wildfires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior. 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.
All National Park Service beaches in Marin will remain open, but the following land-use restrictions will be in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), Mount Tamalpais State Park, and Marin County Open Space District preserves during the Red Flag conditions.
Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD
Mount Vision Road in Inverness
Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
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.
Helpful phone numbers:
Mount Tamalpais State Park, (415) 388-2070
Marin Municipal Water District, (415) 945-1195
Marin County Fire Information Hotline, (415) 473-7191
Fire Weather Tips and Resources
Is Your Home Ready for Wildfire Season?
Evacuation Preparedness Resources
Hot Weather Tips
During the hot weather, residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects for heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips to stay cool and safe: