The R-C Morning Report for July 1
Genoa, Nev. — The three fires set by Tuesday’s lightning storms, including one in far eastern Douglas County, are essentially out. Nice thing about lightning, there’s a giant electric finger pointing to where the fire will be. However, we haven’t seen the last of this weather. The fire at the end of Stockyard was likely a holdover from Tuesday’s thunderstorm.
Hand crews have a line around two-thirds of the 17,790-acre Washington Fire. The cost to fight the fire, which threatened Markleeville on June 21 is $10.1 million, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The number of firefighters working the blaze is down to 764 with 20 hand crews working the line.
Minden saw 1.28 inches of rain during June, making it the ninth wettest June since records started being kept in 1906. It has been 17 years since the Douglas County Seat has seen so much moisture.
Today’s forecast calls for isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. and a high temperature of 99 degrees. Expect the wind out of the west at 5-10 mph turning northeast later this morning.