Markleeville received 1.06 inches of rain over the course of four hours on Thursday afternoon. A fifth of an inch fell at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department from the storm that developed on Thursday afternoon. While a flash flooding alert was issued for the areas below the Bison Burn, the ground just soaked up the rain. Today and Saturday we’re looking at more of the same.
Lightning set another couple of small fires in the Sierra on Thursday even as firefighters worked to extinguish the last set. A single tree was reported struck by lightning near Leviathan Peak and caught fire at 5:44 p.m. The Holbrook fire was contained at less than a tenth of an acre by 9:05 p.m. A second lightning-caused fire was reported in the area of Raymond Canyon at 6:56 p.m. The Faye fire is out, and the Stutler is contained, both at a quarter acre.
The county will be working on roads around the Valley, including Fish Springs Road from Home Lane to Homestead Road, Windmill Lane from Fish Springs Road north approximately a quarter of a mile, East Valley Road from Fish Springs Road south to Jo Lane, and if time permits Drayton Boulevard from Centerville Lane to Pleasantview Drive.
There’s a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms today, with the possibility some of those will be severe. Otherwise expect partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 93.