On Saturday, between 1:00 pm and 5:36pm, sixty-one lightning strikes were recorded on the Tahoe National Forest. Fifty-four of these downstrikes were recorded on the Yuba River Ranger District.

Throughout northern California the BLM lightning detection system recorded 255 lightning strikes hitting the ground, 158 on National Forests.

TNF Lightning map for June 18, 202222
Map courtesy TNF

Firefighters will patrol throughout the weekend, both by air and ground.

If you see a smoke plume and no firefighters at scene, please call 911. For more tips on what to do when you see smoke, check our 2022 Explainer: I see smoke – now what?

The CA map

CA lightning map for June 18, 2022
map courtesy TNF