Genoa, Nev. — If the high temperature is going to hit the century mark, it’s likely to do that this week. A heat advisory goes into effect 11 a.m. Thursday and will last until Saturday night. If you have a means to beat the heat, now’s the time.
There might have been a few drops of rain on Tuesday afternoon, looking at Minden-Tahoe Airport’s automated weather system. It wasn’t anything that will show up in a gauge. I did my part by leaving my car windows open, but … nothing. Guess I should have washed the car, too.
There was a little excitement off Pine Nut 2 near Out-R-Way when a vehicle caught fire and burned around 1 p.m. Tuesday. It was out within minutes of East Fork’s arrival and didn’t spread to the brush. There were no reports of injury.
The Vacation Home Rental Advisory Committee is scheduled to discuss three requests for Tier 3 rentals at their 1 p.m. meeting today. The panel meets at the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District office, 193 Elks Point Road in Zephyr Cove. You can find out more at www.douglascountynv.gov
There’s a little haze in the air this morning but the quality is right on the cusp between good and moderate. The Oak Fire has grown to nearly 19,000 acres this morning, but firefighters have a line around a quarter of it.
Expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 97 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the north at 5-10 mph, gusting to 20 mph. I wish I could say that will cool us off, but it will just increase the heat.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com