Severe Storms Trigger Warnings, Watches Along Eastern Sierra

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Severe thunderstorms have triggered watches and warnings up and down the Sierra’s eastern front. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday afternoon for Washoe County north of Reno and Lassen County north of Susanville, California where quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts were reported near Doyle, California. The service issued a flood warning earlier Tuesday in California’s Mono County as thunderstorms began producing heavy rain that could cause flooding of U.S. 395 at Topaz Lake. Severe thunderstorms are possible until 9 p.m., with erratic winds in excess of 50 mph, hail, moderate to heavy rain, and dangerous lightning.