The breeze picked up enough around lunchtime Saturday to loft the big flag over the rodeo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
There’s a possibility that thunderstorms will graze southern Douglas County this afternoon as a plume of instability travels east over the Sierra into Mono and Mineral counties.
“This will amount to showers reappearing over Mono, Mineral, and even southern Alpine, Lyon and Douglas counties,” National Weather Service Reno Meteorologist Heather Richards reported on Sunday morning.
The best chance for showers is across Mono and Mineral counties.
Scores of lightning strikes hammered the Sierra Nevada between Kirkwood and Yosemite on its way into the central desert. The mountains around Hawthorne also saw significant strikes. As of Sunday morning, strikes were still occurring east of Fallon around the Desatoya Wilderness.
At 7:25 p.m. Saturday, a quarter-acre fire was reported northeast of Mono Lake near the California-Nevada border It was contained by 8:09 p.m., according to Nevadafireinfo.org
In Carson Valley, there were a few outflow winds on Saturday bringing one 28 mph gust around 4:48 p.m. in Gardnerville, kicking up some dust around the Douglas County Fairgrounds during Saturday’s rodeo.