Fire in Tahoe National Forest to cause more haze at Lake Tahoe
September 5, 2018
Smoke and haze will continue to impact the Tahoe Basin over the next several days.
Widespread haze is in the forecast for the basin Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. That is largely due to westerly winds and smoke from several fires, including the North Fire burning in the Tahoe National Forest.
“Westerly zephyr breezes are expected with gusts of around 20-25 mph this afternoon. These westerly winds are expected to maintain areas of smoke and haze mainly from the North Fire near Emigrant Gap and also the Boot Fire north of Sonora Junction,” the service reports.
The region will continue to see above average temperatures. South Lake Tahoe’s high Wednesday will reach 79 degrees. Incline Village will see a high temperature of 77 degrees.
Clear conditions are expected to return this weekend, however, fire conditions could change that prediction.