SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area office of the National Weather Service on Friday issued a heat advisory covering a large portion of the North and East Bay on Memorial Day.
The advisory puts a majority of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties as well as parts of Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties under the advisory on Monday, May 31, starting at noon until 9 p.m. Monday evening.READ MORE: Crews Battling Fast-Moving 3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo, Evacuations Underway
Above average heat with temperatures in the 90s and 100s is forecast, according to the NWS.
Additionally, Solano County will be under a more extreme excessive heat watch that will cover more counties to the east of the immediate Bay Area.
Due to hazardous temperatures a Heat Advisory has been issued for Monday May 31st from noon through 9 PM PDT.
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) May 28, 2021
Fire officials across the Bay Area were noting that with Memorial Day marking the official start of summer, fire season is also beginning in earnest. The Contra Costa Fire Protection District tweeted about the increased fire danger with hot weather and the need for homeowners to prepare for fire season.
This weekend marks the start of summer & Con Fire reminds all to be fire safe outdoors. Fire danger is extremely high; weather conditions are ripe for wildfire. When fires do occur, report them immediately to 911. Happy & safe Memorial Day weekend! https://t.co/jyPQ2XETQm pic.twitter.com/mbr6MFIRHDREAD MORE: Man Accused Of Stealing Lemur From SF Zoo Charged With Violating Endangered Species Act
— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) May 28, 2021
The @NWSBayArea issued a Heat Advisory for North Bay, Memorial Day (Mon 5/31) 12PM-9PM. W/ Fire season & drought, we encourage our community to avoid activities that could accidentally start a fire during this holiday weekend. https://t.co/xNFk6vK0rZ https://t.co/XFol5zOSIe pic.twitter.com/RjFHOoKVvg
— Santa Rosa Fire Department (@SantaRosaFire) May 28, 2021
The Cal Fire Twitter account specifically warned campers to take care and make sure camp fires were allowed wherever they were staying.
Camping this #MemorialDayWeekend? Make sure campfires are permitted and, if they are, take proper safety precautions! Selecting a level, open location away from heavy fuels such as logs, brush or decaying leaves & needles will help prevent a fire disaster. https://t.co/93p39ZvYEN pic.twitter.com/7uLm97v0E4
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) May 28, 2021MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Fire Destroys 2 Pleasant Hill Homes; Resident Still Missing, Firefighter Suffers Burns