20-Year Wind Event Causes East Bay Parks to Close
Regional parks in the East Bay are closing in advance of the expected high winds for Sunday night. SF Gate reports that the wind event will likely be the biggest of the year with continual winds up to 35mph, with some gusts reaching 70mph.
Take caution; the risk across the entire Bay Area for wildfires is extremely high.
A 20-year wind event is expected to hit the Bay Area starting Sunday, October 25, 2020. Fire danger will be extreme due to expected high winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation. High winds also cause falling trees and branches, which can cause injury.
The following East Bay Regional Parks are closed from Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Monday, October 26, 2020, due to extreme weather and fire dangers:
- Anthony Chabot Regional Park (including Anthony Chabot campground)
- Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
- Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
- Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
- Lake Chabot Regional Park
- Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve
- Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
- Roberts Regional Recreation Area
- Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
- Tilden Regional Park
- Wildcat Canyon Regional Park (including Alvarado Park)
EBRPD Fire Department will be staffing several park fire stations along with CalFire who remains on high alert.
Residents are advised not to enter any East Bay closed Regional Parks during the closure. Anyone entering Regional Parks will be subject to citation or arrest for violation of the Park District’s Ordinance 38.
For up-to-date information on the closures and reopenings, visit www.ebparks.org.
Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains & East Bay Hills has been extended thru 5PM Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Red Flag Warning for the Coastal Regions, Santa Cruz Mountains, & lower valleys is valid beginning at 8PM tonight and thru 11AM Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/GABeKuZpyg
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 25, 2020