For all you Frenchman Lake fans (eastern Plumas County on the PNF), the boat dock at Frenchman boat ramp is back in the water, thanks to a partnership of our Beckwourth recreation & fire personnel, Plumas County Sheriff’s Boat Patrol & Search & Rescue and our campground hosts from Thousand Trails!
In other news, the hazy conditions across the forest are due to wildfire smoke up and down the state….. but not from here!!!!
At the time of this writing, we are starting to pick up lightning strikes in the east central/east part of the forest (Mt. Hough-Beckwourth Ranger Districts.
We've had scattered wet thunderstorms over the Sierra and western Nevada the last couple days. More wet thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday.
· Isolated to scattered thunderstorms this evening and again late in the day on Monday. Best coverage will be along the Sierra Crest today and Monday.
· Storms will be progressively wetter with potential for localized heavy rains and flash flooding over the next few days, especially Tuesday and Wednesday.
· Thunderstorm coverage increases on Tuesday and Wednesday as low pressure kicks out of the area. Scattered thunderstorms expected in the Sierra, western Nevada and Northeast California.
· Temperatures will cool down slightly Tuesday-Wednesday, then warming and drying trend into next weekend with no thunderstorms and above normal temperatures with upper 90s in the desert valleys and 80s in the Sierra.
· A few clouds will be pushing in from southern Nevada around late morning and increasing through the afternoon. Looks like mostly sunny skies in the morning for most areas, with the highest chances for clouds will be south of Highway 50 for Mono and Mineral Counties.