Hazardous Weather Outlook for Point Reyes National Seashore Issued for weekend of January 7, 2017.

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Date: January 6, 2017
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for high winds and heavy rains from Friday evening through Sunday evening. Another storm is poised to impact the region Tuesday or Wednesday. This series of systems will move through this region and include the following areas of concern:

Winds: A wind advisory is in effect for the San Francisco Bay Area for Saturday afternoon and evening. Many locations could see gusts to near 40 mph with some higher peaks and coastal areas exceeding 50 mph.

Rain: Multiple rounds of rain are forecast with the greatest amounts expected for Saturday afternoon into Monday morning. Heavy rain and strong winds could lead to local road flooding and closures, downed trees and power outages.

People can underestimate the force and power of water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Turn Around Don't Drown®.

If you are in a forested area, always be aware of potential hazards such as falling limbs. Stay away from coastal bluffs and surf. Conditions may be hazardous.

For additional safety tips, please visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/safety.htm

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Last updated: January 6, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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