Genoa, Nev. — Thunderstorms could start to develop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. south of Highway 50 and moving north with more isolated storms arriving in Carson Valley. The good news, the storms may be wet, forecasters say. The bad news is that they’ll be accompanied by winds. The red flag warning for this morning is canceled.
The Hawkins Peak fire camera shows the Tamarack Fire that lit up the sky earlier this morning appears to have slowed down a little bit in the last hour. It’s still smoking and there are clearly some hot spots.
JT Humphrey send me photos from his tour of Markleeville and surroundings on Sunday. Here’s the slideshow I made with them https://youtu.be/Nt-n6NjnrmQ
I don’t expect we’ll see an official update on the fire until 8:30 a.m. at the earliest. That might include a newer acreage for the fire. The Forest Service has had it at 18,299 acres since Sunday morning. The Nevada Fire Information maps page has it at 23,078 acres this morning.
The air quality is at 239 as of 5 a.m., which is in the very unhealthy range. Maybe put off that run this morning until the smoke clears a bit. If we get thunderstorms that might reduce the smoke around lunchtime.
The R-C is opening its doors today, though hardly a grand opening. I’ll be in court for most of the morning, but I’ll be in and out this afternoon.
The forecast calls for a 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mostly around 2-5 p.m. with the smoke hanging around until 11 a.m. Today’s high is forecast to be 89 degrees with the southwest wind at 5-10 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com
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