Locally, the Tahoe National Forest recorded 312 downstrikes, with a majority (163) on the Sierraville Ranger District. The Truckee District logged 61 and the Yuba District shows 88 downstrike for the past 24 hours.
Public Affairs Officer Ann Westling states "Heavy lightning hit the east side of the TNF; area north/south of Hwy 49 at Downieville; and north/south of the Middle Yuba River last evening. Rainfall was heavy at times. Four new fires are confirmed with crews heading out this morning. Crews will also be working to mop up the Middle Fire, 9 miles east of Foresthill in the Peavine area. Forecast for today and tonight calls for continued thunderstorms east and west of the Sierra crest with decreasing activity toward the end of the week."
|Tahoe National Forest Lightning Map|
|California Lightning Map|