When it's sweltering, what could be better than an ocean breeze on a sunny day? All Central and Northern oceanside counties had a big advantage today, the cool temperatures.
Creeks and springs at Point Reyes National Seashore haven't completely dried up but they're looking parched enough that park staff set up three large troughs last week to ensure tule elk herds get enough water to make it through the drought.
Drakes Beach, a favorite summer destination with sweeping views of the bay by the same name and of the Point Reyes National Seashore, will be closed for nearly four months starting on Monday to accommodate road repairs and wetland restoration.
The little girl was in the water between 30 and 45 minutes before her body re-emerged.
The fire has burned 4,800 acres since being started by an afternoon lightning strike on Aug. 18.
Point Reyes National Seashore remains closed to the public until further notice and coastal roadways are restricted to local traffic.
Officials said from Point Reyes that smoke in the air and a thick marine layer helped slow the fire's spread.
Fire officials described Monday’s setback -- having favorable weather but halted progress -- as discouraging in a news conference Tuesday morning.
Crews have begun to decrease the fire's size and they've established action points should the weather shift.
Smoke from the fire continues to spread over Marin and San Francisco.
The fire, which was estimated at more than 2,200 acres Friday night, has been burning since Tuesday.
The National Park Service issued an advisory of "multiple hazardous conditions in the park" due to trees downed by the storm that block several trails as well as two fires crews were fighting Sunday morning.
The lighthouse in Point Reyes is reopening Friday following a $5.7 million renovation, National Park Service officials said.