Nearly white-out conditions at 3400 ft. |

Nearly white-out conditions at 3400 ft.

The Union Readership Editor Dixie Redfearn reported “nearly white-out condtions” at Cascade Shores and an hour of drive time from the Brunswick Basin at 5:45 pm Friday. reports highs in the upper 30s and snow and rain predicted through Tuesday. Extreme caution should be taken while traveling.

The National Weather Service issued a snow advisory as well Friday morning for western Nevada County that will last until 6 a.m. Saturday. The potential mix of strong weather is being created by a cold, unstable pattern that could bring snow to the Sacramento Valley floor.

The latest weather pattern is expected to leave 1 to 2 inches of snow as low as 1,000 feet by Friday night, 4 to 7 inches above 2,000 feet and even more at the higher elevations. Even more wet weather is expected at the beginning of next week.

Travelers are advised to carry tire chains in the mountains and to give themselves extra time to reach destinations.

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