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NWS Tracking Dangerous Lightning Over Lassen County

If on or near a lake… get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle now.

The Reno office of the National Weather Service has issued a warning to area residents as they track a series of severe thunderstorms over Lassen County

… Stronger thunderstorms possible as trough drops south…

National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a series of strong thunderstorms across Lassen County. These storms are moving west to east while the whole line is dropping slowly south.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. Heavy rain is also occurring with amounts totaling over 1 inch. Some heavy ponding or street flooding is possible especially in typical low lying areas.

Locations impacted include…
Gerlach… Eagle Lake… Termo… Madeline… Spaulding… Gerlach-Empire… Aspen Grove campground… Crater Lake campground… Burnt Lake… Eagle campground… Ravendale… Cherry Mountain… Twin Peaks… Junction CA 139 and CA 513… Blue Lake Campground… Observation Peak… Christie campground… CA 44 at Shasta-Lassen co line… Rush Creek Mountain and Empire.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
If on or near a lake… get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle now.

Don’t be caught on the water in a thunderstorm. Strong wind gusts and lightning pose an immediate danger to boaters.
Gusty winds will cause a rapid increase in wave heights which may capsize small boats.

Heavy rainfall is occurring with this storm. Expect ponding of water on roadways. In areas of steep terrain… minor rock slides are possible. Drivers should slow down and turn on their headlights if encountering heavy rains.

MbFor more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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