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NWS Bulletin: Heat, Smoke and a Chance of Thunderstorms

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno are warning Lassen County residents to expect hot temperatures, wildfire smoke, and a chance of thunderstorms over the next several days.

We will have several days of record to near-record daytime highs. Widespread moderate, and isolated high, heat impacts are likely, so take necessary precautions to limit effects for heat sensitive folks and pets.

Weather experts say stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and be vigilant of vulnerable neighbors, family or friends. Monitor the forecast closely and consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler parts of the day, if possible.

Smoke from the Oak Fire in Mariposa County will continue to affect our area, western Nevada and the Sierra this week.

How long will the smoke affect the region? That is dependent on the intensity and activity of the fire or any possible additional fires through the week. For the latest air quality information go here: and

Hot conditions will combine with incoming moisture to bring a return of afternoon thunderstorms this week. Storm potential will spread northward through the week, with our area not seeing a chance for thunderstorms until the weekend.

Keep an eye out for lightning and gusty/erratic outflow winds with storms. Lightning-caused fires will be a concern through the week with increasing storm coverage. Storms will gradually become wetter in nature later this week with the potential for heavy rains and flooding concerns for steep terrain or burn areas.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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