High wind warning continues through today
December 15, 2016
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."
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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.