Snow system expected at higher elevations Friday, Saturday in western Nevada County |

Snow system expected at higher elevations Friday, Saturday in western Nevada County

Sam Corey
Staff Writer
"Tater" enjoys the aftermath of last week's storm on Banner Mountain near Nevada City.
Photo submitted by Richard Stein

In lower elevations, Nevada County should expect about 0.68 inches of rain Monday and today, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Kurth.

Snow will be seen during the same period at heights around 7,500 and 8,000 feet, according to a press release from the weather service.

Outside of that, “It’s going to be light for the next couple days,” said Kurth. There will be “intermittent light showers” Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in most of Nevada County, he said.

By Friday morning, moderate to heavy precipitation is expected at lower elevations.

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“It looks like it will be quite wet through Saturday,” said Kurth.

Higher elevations around 6,500 feet are expected to be impacted most by a Pacific “atmospheric river type of storm” arriving during the same period of time, said Kurth.

The snow storm will likely later reach levels of about 5,000 feet in Nevada County. At those levels, the meteorologist suggested people have chain controls for their tires as well as necessary winter supplies. If possible, people should avoid driving during those days altogether.

“After midnight and through Friday and Saturday we would definitely discourage travel,” said Kurth.

If individuals want to go skiing at higher altitudes during the weekend, Kurth suggested people leave on Thursday evening and plan to return to home Sunday.

To contact Staff Writer Sam Corey email or call 530-477-4219.

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