Last year, October 2018, a spokesperson from BLM told me one reason they were not opening Tumey was because there were Red Flag Warnings. I asked for details and got nothing…so I have to find it myself.
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.
On this date, 11/04/2019, there is no Red Flag Warning that includes Tumey BLM. So, the excuse they used last year definitely does not apply at this time. Today’s map is below and current information can be found at this link.