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Current highway conditions: Jan. 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

UPDATE 1108 A.M.: Caltrans says I-80 eastbound chain controls have been dropped. Chains are required on I-80 westbound from the Donner Lake Interchange to Eagle Lakes. I-80 EB chain controls have been dropped. WB R2...


Current highway conditions: Jan. 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

UPDATE 10:58 A.M.: All controls on Interstate 80 have been dropped. On State Route 20, there are no restrictions for Nevada County at this time. On State Route 89, chains or snow tires are required...


Report: Pediatric flu death reported in Placer County

December 31, 2019

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Public Health has been notified that a school-aged Placer County child recently died from complications of influenza. The child was previously healthy and died in a Placer County hospital. “The...


Authorities ID driver in I-80 wreck near Blue Canyon

December 30, 2019

UPDATE at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 Placer County authorities say the man who died in Monday’s crash on Interstate 80 was Michael Holderbein, 39, of Placerville. According to officials, Holderbein died of multiple...


Where’s Santa now? Use the NORAD Santa Tracker to find out

December 24, 2019

Here’s something to help kids struggling against the remaining hours to Christmas morning — The NORAD Santa tracker. The website — http://www.noradsanta.org — provides detailed information as to Santa Claus’ location as he travels the...





Sierra Roots, Nevada County warming shelter gets tested

December 18, 2019

Following criticism that it was not open enough last year, the Sierra Roots warming shelter updated its memorandum of understanding with Nevada City in August, adding Nevada County to the agreement along with changes to...


Former Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley dies

December 18, 2019

Tim Foley, who served as Nevada City’s police chief from 2014 to 2018, has died. Joey Jordan, who worked with Foley on acquiring a K-9 for the department and establishing the Rüdiger Foundation, said Foley...


Rain today through Saturday; dry weather returns Sunday

December 13, 2019

KEY POINTS Widespread precipitation today-Saturday Winter Weather Advisory above 6500 feet today then above 4000 feet Saturday night IMPACTS Mountain travel delays and chain controls Slick roads from Valley showers TIMING Today – Saturday Night...



Weather predictions for Nevada County: Dec. 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

KEY POINTS Light precipitation tonight into Thursday afternoon More widespread precipitation returns Friday-Saturday TIMING Tonight-Thursday Afternoon Precipitation moves into northern Sierra and in the Valley mainly north of I-80 tonight Mountain snow Rising snow levels...


Weather predictions for Nevada County: Dec. 6-8, 2019

December 6, 2019

KEY POINTS: Winter Storm Warning for high impact snowstorm this afternoon through the weekend Wind Advisory late tonight through Saturday afternoon Dry weather returns early next week TIMING: Today – Sunday Rain begins in coastal...


Weather predictions for Nevada County: Dec. 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

KEY POINTS Winter Storm Watch for high impact snowstorm Friday through the weekend Dry weather returns early next week TIMING Thursday Light scattered showers north of I-80 today Precipitation across the northern mountains and coastal...


Weather predictions for Nevada County: Dec. 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

KEY POINTS Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating Sierra snow at pass levels through this evening Winter Storm Watch for high impact snow storm Friday through the weekend Impacts Major mountain travel delays, chain controls and...


Weather for Nevada County: December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019

Key Points Winter Storm Warning for significant travel impacts today Another strong Pacific storm to impact the region Friday & Saturday Impacts Major mountain travel delays Low visibility due to a combination of wind &...


Weather predictions for Nevada County Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2019

November 29, 2019

Key Points Winter Storm Warning for a high impact snowstorm Saturday through Monday Low snow levels to bring snow accumulations down into the foothills Saturday  Breezy winds possible for the southern Sacramento and northern San...



Thanksgiving weather: More snow, rain expected for Nevada County

November 27, 2019

Key Points: Winter Storm Warning continues through Thanksgiving night for high impact snowstorm Snow levels with accumulations down to the upper foothills and Shasta county  Afternoon thunderstorms, some with abundant and accumulating small hail Freezing...