El Nino weather pattern impacting events around Bay Area

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The El Nino related rain and heavy storms is forcing the closure of parts of the Golden Gate Recreational Park and the postponement of the San Francisco Boat Show. (KGO-TV)

The El Nino weather pattern just got here and already we're seeing some of the consequences.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area says it is closing down some sections for the winter.

A temporary mini-marina was supposed to be built by now between McCovey Cove and Pier 48, but the storms have prevented construction of the docks. As a result, the San Francisco Boat Show announced it has postponed their popular show until the end of April.

The organizers saying, "the safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff is always our first priority."

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More than 12,000 people were expected here.

Some are now concerned the El Nino weather pattern could create unsafe conditions in some places during the Super Bowl.

On Friday, workers from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area posted signs alerting people to stay away from one of the beach access trails at Fort Funston in San Francisco. The cliffs are unstable and dangerous for dogs and their owners.

Many dog walkers tend to avoid the north beach access anyway.

"Private owners that aren't aware of it, they ask where the beach access is and we just tell them that it's closed because it's eroded, the big cliff is dangerous," said Lisa Luthultz, a dog walker.

Two campgrounds in the Marin Headlands Haypress and Hawks were also closed on Friday. Both are located in heavily wooded areas. Falling trees and limbs are a concern during high winds.

For more information about Golden Gate National Park, click here.

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