NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 23, 2018 – For the 24-hour period ending at 6:00 am on Wednesday, WFMI BLM detected 104 strikes within the Tahoe National Forest – 30 for American River Ranger District, 15 for Truckee Ranger District, 20 for Sierraville Ranger District, and 39 for Yuba River Ranger District. The first active strike was at 12:20 pm, the last active strike was recorded at 10:48 pm.
Throughout the state, 690 strikes were recorded with 478 strikes detected within the National Forests.
On Monday, 97 strikes were detected on the Tahoe. The weather pattern is likely to continue through Saturday.
The latest National Weather Service in Sacramento forecast states: ‘An upper trough currently off the coast will approach Thursday and move inland late Thursday night into Friday. This will bring the potential for widespread showers, including across the Valley and Delta for Friday morning. Some afternoon and evening thunderstorms are also expected, with unstable conditions from a cool core low for the mountains.’
Be aware of weather conditions as they can change rapidly. Seek shelter if you hear thunder.