High wind warning continues through today
It was a blustery night with the high wind gust hitting 49 mph at 3:33 a.m. at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Minden-Tahoe Airport reported a 46 mph gust at 1:35 a.m. and a 43 mph gust at 4:15 a.m.
Faster winds are in the forecast for today out of the southwest at 25-40 mph, gusting to 60-70 mph. Gusts of up to 80 mph are likely in wind prone areas around Minden, according to the National Weather Service statement issued at 4:02 a.m.
A high wind warning is in effect through 4 p.m.
Winds will bring life-threatening boating conditions on Lake Tahoe with 3-6-foot waves.
“Winds of this magnitude have the potential to damage trees, power lines and roofs,” forecasters said. “Strong cross winds will create hazardous driving conditions with road closures possible.”
The number of Douglas County homes without power was down to five in the Fish Spring Neighborhood early this morning. Those were expected to be restored by 6:30 a.m.
According to NV Energy, that outage occurred at 4:44 a.m. near Windmill Road.