Genoa, Nev. — An excessive heat warning has been downgraded to a heat advisory this morning, though with 70 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport, I’m betting the 58-degree record for highest low temperature will be replaced. It was set last year, so hardly a long standing record, to be certain.
The magic number for Sunday was 108 degrees, which is what Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported. A thermometer in the Gardnerville Ranchos recorded that temperature at 3 p.m. and was a new record at Reno-Tahoe Airport.
I got a report that someone drove their vehicle into the canal along Main Street around 7 p.m. Sunday. No report of injury or fluid leakage, so that’s the good news.
A cropduster out of Fallon is spraying fields in Gardnerville. I confirmed it’s not Mosquito Abatement, which is still working on getting a plane in the air. It might be for grasshoppers, but sometimes crop treatments are done from the air.
The 650-acre Pika Fire burning in Yosemite National Park is bringing a little smoke to Carson Valley this morning. Park service foresters are conducting firing operations to keep the fire in a limited spot.
We might see some thunderstorms today should the clouds that kept the heat in last night start to square dance. Otherwise expect a high temperature near 97 degrees and a westerly breeze 15-20 mph later this morning.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.