Now that we have another stormy Memorial Day weekend in the books, it looks like things are finally going to get a little more stable, and warmer to boot. A small low pressure center will drop down into eastern Washington Tuesday, which will give us a stabilizing westerly flow here in northern Nevada. Temperatures will remain in the upper 70s to low 80s with a few clouds and an isolated afternoon thunderstorm through Wednesday, after which most of the clouds will clear out and we could be looking at the upper-80s by the weekend.
On another topic, when summer does decide to rear its head, Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake are a couple of the best places to cool one’s heels… or your entire bod, if you are so inclined. But nothing can put a (literal) damper on a fun time out on the lake quicker than the three to five foot waves that can kick up at times… especially on the north and east side of the lakes in the afternoons. The National Weather Service realizes that, and is trying to help. They give an enhanced forecast for both lakes. Not only can you get recreational forecasts for the overnight time periods, but they also give wave height forecasts for both lakes.
For now there are no automated wave measuring stations at either lake, so they will be relying on the Coast Guard, local Sheriff’s offices, and the Pyramid Lake Fisheries personnel to help, in addition to people like you (they are looking for boaters to help give them wave reports). To get the forecast, go to www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/, and click on the “Lake Forecasts” link. To volunteer help in wave reporting, call them at 775-673-8100.