Wind, thunder, lightning, and rain – weather varies across Plumas this afternoon

UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Plumas National Forest crews responding to the report of smoke in Keddie, report that the fire is at 1 acre, west of Highway 70, within the Dixie Fire burn scar. The fire is burning in needle cast with limited vegetation. The current rate of spread is low, unless wind becomes a factor.

The rain is coming down in Almanor and Greenville; the wind has been blowing in Quincy, and the lightning is striking from Almanor to Quincy this afternoon July 30.

A spokesperson for the Plumas National Forest said that most of the lightning has been cloud to cloud, but firefighters are currently responding to the report of smoke in Keddie.

Tamara Schmidt, the public information officer for the Plumas, said that the Plumas had staffed in preparation for this weather event. She also noted that the Forest has been staffing personnel around the clock in key areas for the past couple of weeks as a precaution. 

While there have been many lightning strikes, it has also been raining hard in the Almanor Basin and Indian Valley, with some reports of isolated flooding.

This story will be updated as new information develops.