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Hail, thunder, lightning pelt Sierra Nevada

Temperatures in the Sierra burg of Sonora are expected to hit highs of 100 on Tuesday.

But hold that thought for a second …

The National Weather Service says isolated thunderstorms that have been sashaying their way across the Sierra Nevada over the past week — at one point dumping a show-stopping amount of hail onto Sonora Pass — haven’t quite petered out.

Welcome to June in the Sierra Nevada.

Starting this past Wednesday, Mother Nature has been putting on a show around Lake Tahoe: high-voltage lightning shows and colorful skyscapes more reminiscent of a 1968 Fillmore concert than that of the eve of summer in the sun-smacked Golden State.



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