Active Weather Alerts
Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:21 PM Jun. 13, 2021 – National Weather Service
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM PDT MONDAY... * CHANGES...None. * WHAT...Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Waves 1 to 3 feet on Lake Tahoe. * WHERE...Lake Tahoe, Donner, Fallen Leaf, Prosser and Boca. * WHEN...From noon to 9 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind. &&
Special Weather Statement
Issued: 9:19 PM Jun. 12, 2021 – National Weather Service
...Record Heat and Potential for Thunderstorms Late Week... Unusually strong high pressure near the Four Corners area will shift westward into Nevada and California by the middle of the week. Temperatures will warm to record levels and the threat of thunderstorms will return. * Heat: Temperatures will warm gradually through Tuesday, but nothing too dramatic. The real heat starts Wednesday with high confidence of that heat lasting into the Father's Day weekend. Highs well into the 90s to lower 100s are projected in valleys and well into the 80s to lower 90s for mountain communities. This could break some record highs, especially Thursday and Friday. Lows will be above normal as well, but should be just cool enough to allow for some relief. * Heat health impacts are likely mid and late week especially for people outdoors for prolonged periods. Plan on outdoor activities early in the day or later in the evening to minimize exposure, and of course have a good hydration strategy. * Thunderstorms: The storm threat for Mineral and Churchill counties late Sunday has diminished with only a 1 in 15 chance that buildups will develop into a storm. The better chance of afternoon thunderstorms arrives Thursday and Friday, with a 2-3 in 10 chance of seeing storms each day. * Potential storm impacts include lightning, rapid temperature drops, brief heavy rain and hail, and strong outflow winds. New fire starts are also possible given the dryness for much of our vegetation.