Red Flag Warning for October 9 through October 11, 2008 Includes All National Parks in the San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
A Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect for both the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas beginning at 6:00 pm this evening (Thursday) and continuing until 6:00 pm Saturday, October 11. During this period, fire danger will be extreme for Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and Pinnacles National Monument. Wind gusts may reach 55 mph during this time. A fire under these conditions would spread rapidly and would be very difficult to control. The public is asked to take every precaution to prevent any kind of accidental fire such as those associated with recreation, smoking, driving, or the use of power tools.
Restrictions that will be in effect within the Seashore boundaries are:
Restrictions that will be in effect on all GGNRA lands, both north and south of the Golden Gate bridge, are:
Restrictions that will be in effect within Pinnacles National Monument are:
A map showing the entire area affected by the Red Flag Warning can be viewed online at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/?wfo=mtr.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...