A red flag alert in December is highly unusual but reflects the fact that there has been very little rain this fall.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.
A red flag warning is in effect from Saturday night through Monday morning. Review evacuation routes, park off-street, pack a go-bag and sign up for emergency alerts.
‘The Forests of California’ is a gorgeously illustrated book featuring Kaufmann’s watercolors. It is also a primer on how to approach nature.
The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
Experts say hazy skies and poor air quality will continue if slow winds are unable to disperse the smoke and ash coming from dozens of wildfires.
Many homeless shelters have limited capacity during the pandemic, and most evening drop-in services are unavailable. This is one bridge option, says the city.
Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.
The ominous, apocalyptic skies that greeted Berkeley today, caused by smoke from the August Complex fires, was captured by many in eerie, almost unbelievable photographs.