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Happening Now - May 2015


By: YubaNet

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

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May 25, 2015 at 3:58 PM Multiple vehicles parked in the roadway at Sr49 / South Yuba River. Please use caution in the area.

May 25, 2015 at 12:26 PM At 12:18 pm, National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking thunderstorms over the Sierra moving into the sierra front. These storms are expected to increase in coverage resulting in more widespread lightning activity this afternoon.

May 25, 2015 at 11:06 AM At 10:59 am Doppler Radar was tracking a series of developing showers near Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Boca, Prosser, and Stampede Reservoirs. Many of these showers will continue to develop into thunderstorms. Storm motions will be west to east at about 10 to 15 mph. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with some of the stronger storm cells late this morning into this afternoon.

May 25, 2015 at 9:04 AM Sunnier, warmer and very dry. Gradually warmer temperatures this week with mainly mountain showers and thunderstorms afternoons and evenings through the middle of the week. High pressure dries things out by late in the week, with high temperatures peaking at 10 to 15 degrees above normal.

May 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM Today is a NO burn day in Nevada, Placer, Yuba and Sutter counties.

May 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM While many are enjoying their Sunday and a BBQ, some people are working. For example dispatchers are on the job and so are the air tanker and air attack pilots. Tanker 88 was just training in the South Yuba canyon, emphasis on just training - no fire.

May 24, 2015 at 9:21 AM Today is a permissive burn day in western Nevada and Placer counties, with a valid burn. The burn permit does not entitle you to leave common sense behind. Note that your pile should be out cold by 3:00 pm for maximum smoke dispersion. Should you feel the need to watch flames longer, may we suggest a BBQ - without burning the meat!

May 23, 2015 at 9:41 PM Victim has been turned over to the medics, all units are clear, per Nevada County Fire JOA.

May 23, 2015 at 9:21 PM Rescue crews have made contact with the victim, out of the water, extraction in progress.

May 23, 2015 at 8:51 PM Firefighters are working a possible water rescue in the area of Sutton Way near Idaho-Maryland, avoid the area.

May 23, 2015 at 6:29 PM First unit arrived on the Valencia incident, one more engine to continue to the fire, all other resources have been canceled.

May 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM Vegetation fire with threat to structures in the Loma Rica area on Valenica Way, across from Curry Trail. Full wildland response, including hand crew, air attack and tanker en route.

May 23, 2015 at 10:49 AM Warmer, with showers and thunderstorms - mainly in the mountains. Low pressure area will be dropping south today through the region. As the low drops south showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to develop with a slight chance that we could see some isolated activity in the valley. Temperatures will continue to be below normal today for most areas and clouds will linger into the afternoon before starting to clear for the Sacramento region.

May 22, 2015 at 5:33 PM Don't drink and drive! The Grass Valley office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday May 23, 2015, somewhere within western Nevada County. The funding of this checkpoint is made possible through a grant obtained from the California Office of Traffic Safety and will be staffed by personnel from Nevada County Avoid the Five (CHP, Grass Valley Police Department, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada City Police Department).

Acorn woodpecker caught chipping away at the sun. When questioned, blamed #CAdrought for his antics. Photo: YubaNet
May 22, 2015 at 4:02 PM Let the weekend begin. Be safe, have fun and remember the meaning of Memorial Day.

May 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM CHP and emergency personnel are responding to a solo vehicle traffic collision on the 10000 block of Ridge Rd, reported as single vehicle off the roadway, minor injury only. Please use caution in the area.

May 22, 2015 at 8:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada and Placer counties. It is a NO BURN day on the valley floor of Yuba and Sutter counties. A burn permit is required and your common sense is appreciated!

May 22, 2015 at 7:02 AM Mild weather with mainly mountain showers and thunderstorms will continue today. Warmer temperatures with fewer mountain showers expected this weekend into next week.

May 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM Caltrans: EB 80 still blocked at Donner Lake Interchange due to overturned big rig. ETO 2 hours.

May 21, 2015 at 3:55 PM Solo motorcycle accident on Newtown Rd at Brannon Ct. Please use caution in the area.

May 21, 2015 at 2:14 PM Jack-knifed big rig blocking both lanes westbound I-80 at Donner Lake Interchange. Traffic slowly passing on shoulder - expect delays.

May 21, 2015 at 11:39 AM New lightning maps just came in: 1,230 strikes within California on Wednesday, mostly in NorCal.

May 21, 2015 at 8:25 AM Today, Thursday May 21st, is a NO BURN day in Yuba and Sutter counties due to increasing winds and fire danger. In western Nevada and Placer counties including Auburn, a burn permit is required on this permissible burn day.

May 21, 2015 at 6:56 AM Increased chance for a dry and sunny holiday weekend. Scattered showers and mainly mountain thunderstorms through the end of the week with slightly below normal daytime temperatures. Drier over the weekend and early next week except for a continued shower threat over the Sierra. Temperatures warming to slightly above normal.

May 20, 2015 at 8:37 PM Unattended burn pile reported on Larkspur Lane, engines en route.

May 20, 2015 at 10:59 AM NWS alert: Localized moderate rain and small hail through this evening. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue developing and lifting north across western Nevada and eastern California through the rest of the afternoon and evening hours. While no strong thunderstorms are expected, a few storms could produce brief moderate rain and small hail. Ponding of water will be possible on area roads as well as gusty outflow winds around 35 mph are possible. In the higher elevations, generally above 7500 feet, accumulating snow and small hail are possible. Due to warm ground and road temperatures little accumulation is expected. After sunset snow could accumulate on grassy surfaces, but the road temperatures should remain warm enough to prevent accumulations.

May 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Placer County, including Auburn, with a valid burn permit. In Granite Bay (Zip Codes 95746 & 95661), today s a No Burn Day.

May 20, 2015 at 6:41 AM Today, with a valid burn permit, is a permissive burn day in western Nevada County. Please, be considerate and do not burn damp or wet wood. For maximum smoke dispersion, burn between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

May 20, 2015 at 6:39 AM Low pressure system along the coast brings cloudy, cool and unsettled weather. Variable clouds with mainly mountain showers and afternoon thunderstorms through the end of the week as the west coast remains under the influence of a low pressure system. Daytime highs forecast to remain near normal. Mainly Sierra showers next week as another low drops southward out of the Pacific Northwest. Daytime temperatures warming back above normal.

May 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM The Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to staff Banner Mountain and Wolf Mountain Lookouts for this upcoming fire season.

May 19, 2015 at 6:45 AM Unsettled weather continues. Variable clouds and mainly mountain showers and afternoon thunderstorms through the week as a series of weak low pressure systems move across California. Daytime highs forecast to remain below normal.

Photo: YubaNet
May 18, 2015 at 7:03 PM Bobcat taking a stroll in the New Rome/Lake Vera area. Keep an eye on your pets.

May 18, 2015 at 1:01 PM Report of an illegal control burn on Blind Shady Road in North San Juan. NSJ Fire and sheriff's deputies being dispatched.

May 18, 2015 at 6:38 AM With a valid burn permit, you can burn your piles today - ideally between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm - in western Nevada County.

May 18, 2015 at 6:35 AM Cool and unsettled weather continues throughout the week. Variable clouds and mainly mountain showers and afternoon thunderstorms through the week as a series of weak low pressure systems move across California. Daytime highs forecast to remain below normal.

May 17, 2015 at 9:46 AM Mostly dry, unsettled weather continues through the week. Variable clouds and mainly mountain showers and afternoon thunderstorms through the coming week as a series of weak low pressure systems move across California. Daytime highs forecast to remain below normal through the week.

May 17, 2015 at 9:38 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire near the railroad and the junction of Hey 20 and I 80 at Yuba Gap. Full wildland dispatch from the Forest Service and 3 additional CAL FIRE engines are being dispatched.

May 16, 2015 at 3:52 PM Two car vehicle accident eastbound Hwy 20 near Pleasant Valley Road. Emergency services on scene.

May 16, 2015 at 3:16 PM Firefighters are responding to an ATV accident off of Jones Ridge Rd. Watch out for emergency apparatus in the area.

Happy Weekend! Photo: YubaNet
May 15, 2015 at 8:40 PM Enjoy your weekend!

May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM Vehicle into a ditch on the 13000 block of Magnolia Rd, no injuries reported. Vehicles is in a blind curve, use caution.

May 15, 2015 at 6:37 AM The Winter Weather Advisory for Sierra, Nevada County and Placer counties has been canceled.

May 15, 2015 at 6:18 AM Today is a permissive burn day in western Nevada County, if you have a burn permit. Keeping an eye on the weather is part of being responsible.

May 15, 2015 at 6:15 AM Unsettled weather continues, chance of rain and thunderstorms persists. Variable clouds and mainly mountain showers or thunderstorms through the coming week as a series of weak low pressure systems move across California. Daytime highs around normal through the middle of next week then some warming for the second half of the week.

May 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM Our real-time weather maps show an approaching thunderstorm for Placer and Nevada County. Make sure your pets are safely inside.

May 14, 2015 at 3:35 PM Units now on scene at the Spenceville Shooting Range can handle the fire, engines and dozer still en route can return to their stations.

May 14, 2015 at 3:27 PM First units have arrived at the Spenceville Shooting Range, reporting approximately 1/2 acre, burning in grass. Air attack has been canceled.

May 14, 2015 at 3:16 PM Vegetation fire, reported as a 15 by 5 area, at the Spenceville Shooting Range. Full wildland dispatch, including air attack, en route.

Image courtesy NWS Sacramento
May 14, 2015 at 8:19 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has updated the "5 Gallon Bucket Graph," a quick and easy visualization of our current water deficit.

May 14, 2015 at 7:41 AM The Grass Valley Blotter Files - the sweet and caring edition: A caller reported a mother duck and ducklings walking along the median on Hwy 49 near McKnight. The caller was concerned they will go into traffic. CHP was notified.

May 14, 2015 at 7:19 AM With a valid burn permit, today is a permissive burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Be aware of incoming thunderstorms and the associated winds, burn between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Your pile needs to be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before you can leave it unattended.

May 14, 2015 at 6:56 AM Afternoon thunderstorms possible, showers to continue into Friday. Winter storm warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 5 am Friday above 6000 feet. Continued cooler than normal conditions with an unsettled pattern today as an upper low develops along the coast. Afternoon thunderstorms possible most areas. Lingering mostly mountain showers Friday through Saturday as the upper low shifts east of the region. More mainly mountain showers and a slight warming trend Sunday through mid week as another weak Pacific low crosses the west coast.

May 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM Per CHP: Motorcycle with DUI rider overturned on Squirrel Creek Rd. Roadway is clearing. Rider flown to trauma center (helicopter)

May 13, 2015 at 3:56 PM Air ambulance has been requested for a traffic collision on Squirrel Creek Rd / Crestwood St in Grass Valley. Helicopter will land at the Twin Cities Church parking lot.

May 13, 2015 at 1:43 PM Aircraft has been released from the Sailor incident. Firefighters are mopping up.

May 13, 2015 at 1:36 PM Vegetation fire near Chalk Bluff area, in the Sailor area. Air attack overhead.

May 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM Heads up: The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8:00 P.M. tonight, May 13, 2015. This is due to a significant storm predicted for the area that will potentially produce several inches of new snow at higher elevations.

May 13, 2015 at 7:18 AM A few showers over the northern mountains, otherwise dry today


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