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More Red Flag Conditions and Extreme Fire Danger - Tuesday November 1, 2011

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Date: October 31, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

Another red flag warning, following the one last week, has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay hills and the East Bay hills. This warning will be in effect from Tuesday morning 6:00 a.m. until Wednesday 6:00 a.m., November 1 and 2. Winds are expected to shift tonight to an offshore flow, bringing warm, dry strong winds from the interior to the coast. Based on this weather pattern, the fire danger rating will be Extreme tomorrow for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate NRA sites in Marin County. Park sites in San Mateo County are not affected.

Public restrictions in effect on Tuesday within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:

  1. All wood or charcoal fires will be banned including grills, although self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
  2. all previously issued fire permits will become null and void;
  3. Mt. Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic; and
  4. smoking will be prohibited on all park trails and backcountry areas.

Public restrictions that will be in effect on Tuesday at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:

  1. All fires, including campfires at Kirby Cove, beach fires at Muir beach, cooking fires and charcoal grills, are prohibited except for self-contained, portable gas stoves, which are allowed only in designated campground and picnic areas; and
  2. smoking is prohibited in all areas of Muir Woods National Monument.

Details about the red flag warning can be found on the National Weather Service website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/

-NPS-

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Humboldt Squid. © Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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