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Thursday, June 12, 2014

154 lightning strikes detected in the last 24 hours over Central Sierras 9 active fires

There were approximately 154 lightning strikes detected in the last 24 hours resulting in 9 active fires, at the time of this publication 3 more strikes detected in West Slope Sierra in El Dorado N.F. Lake Tahoe area

Mostly wet strikes centered over the central Sierras.

Nine lightning fires today on the Sierra NF. Two loads of jumpers, 3 hotshot crews, and air tankers from USFS and Cal Fire have kept all of them small. More lightning was received today as well.

Under sunny skies, temperatures will be a few degrees cooler across the region today
Strong west winds over 50 mph will be possible Thursday and Thursday night across the highest elevations of the Sierras eastward into Mono County.
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