Map courtesy Tahoe National Forest

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 19, 2017 – For the 24 hr. period ending at 11am Monday, WFMI BLM detected 301 strikes within the state.

170 strikes within the R5 forests, and 11 strikes within the Tahoe National Forest – 8 for American River R.D., 3 for Truckee R.D., 0 for Sierraville R.D., and 0 for Yuba River R.D.

Lightning activity on the Tahoe started at 8:16 am and ended at 9:06 am on Monday. Reconnaissance flights are underway on several National Forest and small lightning fires have been reported.

Map courtesy Tahoe National Forest.

Fire Weather Watch Wednesday and Thursday

Hot and dry conditions will continue this week with generally light terrain driven winds through Tuesday. Isolated mainly late-day thunderstorms will be possible around Mt Lassen and over the coast range through Tuesday.

The next round of gusty north winds will likely occur Wednesday and Thursday which in combination with low humidity and poor overnight recovery could produce critical fire weather conditions.