UPDATE 10/1, 1:45 PM: The National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning through Saturday, October 3rd at 6:00 AM (originally Friday at 6:00 PM) and has extended the Heat Advisory through Friday, October 2nd at 8:00 PM (originally Thursday at 8:00 PM).
ORIGINAL POST: Hot, dry and windy weather is predicted to return this week and poor air quality resulting from regional fires has lead to a Spare the Air alert. Please take some time to read through the following updates and take measures to prepare your household in case of an emergency. Ensure that you are signed up to receive local emergency alerts and refresh your go bags and emergency preparedness kits today.
It is critical that we all use extreme caution during periods of high fire danger. One less spark could mean one less wildfire. See the CAL FIRE website for tips on preventing wildfires.
RED FLAG WARNING FOR GLASS FIRE & NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 1:00 PM – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 6:00 PM
The US National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Glass Fire and North Bay Mountains beginning Thursday (10/1) at 1:00 PM through Friday (10/2) at 6:00 PM. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now…or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Visit the National Weather Service website for more information and the full warning message.
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THURSDAY, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
The NWS also issued a heat advisory that is in effect Thursday (10/1) from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Learn about the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke in English and Spanish.
SPARE THE AIR IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
A Spare the Air Alert has been issued through Friday (10/2) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Smoke from wildfires is expected to lead to unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors. Check www.purpleair.com for the latest air quality index (AQI) numbers and learn more about Spare the Air advisories and alerts at www.sparetheair.org.