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Thunderstorm activity yesterday brought some precipitation, accompanied by 3,829 downstrikes recorded throughout the state. The main activity was along the Sierra crest from the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests up to Lake Tahoe.

A cluster of strikes was also recorded within the Dixie Fire area and its impressive pyrocumulus.

1,872 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

Map courtesy TNF

According to the National Weather Service, instability lifting out of the region as flow aloft turns more southwesterly ahead of the trough off the BC coast.

Aerial patrols are underway to locate any new fire starts and firefighters already suppressed numerous new starts yesterday. As a reminder, trees struck by lightning can smolder internally for over a week before bursting into flames.