The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for North Bay mountains, interior valleys, and other parts of the Bay Area, including Sausalito. The warning is in effect from noon on Wednesday, October 23 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.
At this time, there are no planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdowns (PSPS) anticipated in Marin County.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame, with a combination of strong offshore winds with ridgetop gusts to 60 miles per hour and low relative humidity ranging from 10-20%.
The affected area includes both lower and higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties.
The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources to include one strike team, two water tenders, two hand crews, and additional dispatchers and chief officers throughout the county during the Red Flag Warning.
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning. A spark from machinery or a cigarette could cause a major wildfire.
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.
- The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is (415) 388-2070
- The Marin Municipal Water District information number is (415) 945-1195
- The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is (415) 473-7191
To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org.