Genoa, Nev. — A flash flood watch has been issued for most of the central Serra starting noon today due to monsoon thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. Alpine, Mono, Douglas could see debris flows from recent fires, so watch out on the roads. If you’re caught out in a storm, get inside quick.
Slightly more than half of Douglas County residents are vaccinated, according to Carson City Health and Human Services, which amounts to 22,572 people. The weekly update last night said there are 74 active cases in Douglas, up from 57 last week and 44 the week before that.
There are a lot of folks who have been ordered to mask up at work, whether they are employed by the government or a convenience store. Please don’t make these people’s lives any harder than necessary. If you don’t want to wear a mask, try curbside or virtual shopping. This is not our first rodeo, and despite all the happy BS when masks were lifted for the vaccinated back in May, this was always looming in the background.
The Tamarack Fire is still smoking but has hit 65 percent containment. The structure loss number has finally been updated to 25 between Alpine and Douglas, with the fire’s price tag at $22.6 million. Firefighters are starting to drain away from the fire, with 813 working the fire mostly in the 21 hand crews and 32 engines.
The live action “Lion King” will be the movie in Heritage Park in Gardnerville tonight. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket. Because it’s outside, you likely won’t have to wear a mask. Lee Bryce is performing Saturday at TJ’s Corral, which is sort of outside, too.
We could see the first precipitation around lunchtime today and the chance for thunderstorms will be with us through Sunday. Expect a high today of 91 degrees with the wind 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, unless there’s a thunderstorm in the neighborhood, and then … whoop!
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.