NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 3, 2016 – Lightning activity on Sunday resulted in 632 downstrikes, mostly across the Sierra and Redding areas. WFMI BLM detected 632 strikes within the state, 239 strikes within the National Forests.
Locally, the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) had 73 recorded strikes. 21 for the American River Ranger District, 1 for Truckee Ranger District, 4 for Sierraville Ranger District, and 47 for Yuba River Ranger District.
At least one strike on the Yuba River RD sparked a fire in the Black Jack Ravine area northeast of Alleghany. The lightning activity over the TNF lasted three hours, from 5:28 pm to 8:28 pm on Sunday evening.
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Today’s forecast calls for scattered light showers with no thunderstorm activity. Precipitation chances retreat to far northern California near the Oregon border for Tuesday into Thursday as ridging from the eastern Pacific moves into NorCal.
Temperatures will return closer to seasonal averages by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
As a reminder, all fire restrictions and burn bans are still in effect.