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January 16, 2021 at 10:36 AM Sharp-shinned hawk hanging out at YubaNet HQ, patiently waiting for a morning snack.

January 15, 2021 at 5:19 PM An additional 22 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported today by Nevada County Health Department. Out of the 3,099 total cases, 568 acre active. Of those, 14 people are hospitalized, 4 in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been reported, bringing the total to 73.

January 15, 2021 at 8:56 AM Spring-like temperatures through the weekend, followed by strong winds. Strong north to east winds are possible Monday & Tuesday. Wind gusts up to 30-40 mph are possible in the Valley & Delta, 40-50 mph in the mountains, locally up to 70+ mph in wind prone areas. Winds these strong could cause downed trees & power lines.

January 14, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 42 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today for a total of 3,072. There are 597 active cases as of today. 14 people are hospitalized, with 4 in ICU.

One additional fatality was reported today, bringing the death toll to 71. The 20 deaths added to the dashboard on Monday included deaths from the past two months, as early as November. Deaths are reported to the county’s COVID dashboard once the death certificate is processed and finalized. Just under half of the 20 deaths that were added to the dashboard on Monday were deaths of Nevada County residents that occurred in other counties, and processing those deaths and reallocating them to the county of residence takes even longer.

January 14, 2021 at 2:57 PM Non-injury collision on northbound Hwy 49 just south of Cherry Creek. Lanes are clear.

January 14, 2021 at 2:40 PM Two dogs in the roadway on Bitney Springs near Pine Hollows Road. One is a Pyrenees and the other a brown lab mix. Please, reduce your speed and if you live in the area, check on your pups. Thanks to reader Logan for the heads up.

January 14, 2021 at 10:39 AM Warming trend begins, strong winds early next week. Dry weather is forecast for interior NorCal through next week. Areas of dense Valley fog are possible in the evenings and mornings through the weekend. A period of strong north to east winds is possible Monday and Tuesday which could cause impacts to recent burn areas. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

January 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 13, 2021 at 4:19 PM Today, Nevada County Public Health Department reported 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 3,030 since the beginning of the pandemic. 594 cases are active, 12 people are hospitalized with 4 in ICU.

January 13, 2021 at 1:04 PM Escaped debris burn on Clayton Road off Wolf Road in the Higgins area. No threat to structures, units are at scene.

January 13, 2021 at 12:02 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp. Units are at scene.

January 13, 2021 at 7:41 AM Slight chance of showers and above average temperatures. Light rain is expected across the northern mountains and northern half of the Sacramento Valley this morning. Snow will be possible over the higher peaks.

January 13, 2021 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM Power has been fully restored.

January 12, 2021 at 9:07 PM Vehicle into a tree on Mystic Mine Road near Bitney Springs, emergency services in route.

January 12, 2021 at 8:55 PM The outage is reduced to 799 customers now.

January 12, 2021 at 8:33 PM Power has been restored in Lake Wildwood.

January 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM The outage has been reduced to 3,352 customers.

January 12, 2021 at 7:03 PM Power outage affecting people in Lake Wildwood, Rough&Ready, Bitney Springs, Smartsville and John Born areas. 4,232 customers affected.

January 12, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Greater Sacramento area, including Nevada County, exits Regional Stay at Home order into Purple Tier

January 12, 2021 at 9:15 AM Dan Miller has been elected unanimously as the Chair of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. Sue Hoek has been elected unanimously as the Vice Chair.

January 12, 2021 at 8:42 AM

January 12, 2021 at 8:07 AM The Tahoe National Forest American River Ranger District will be burning 16 acres of hand piles today 1 mile north of Big Reservoir. Smoke will be visible from I-80 and the Foresthill/Auburn area. Firefighters will be on site and monitor the piles until completely out.

January 12, 2021 at 7:52 AM Rain to stay north of us. Mostly light amounts of precipitation will be possible over NorCal today and Wednesday, generally to the north of Interstate 80.

January 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 11, 2021 at 4:59 PM The weekend update has been posted by the Nevada County Public Health Department. 89 new cases for a total of 2,978 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 13 people are hospitalized, 5 in ICU. An additional 20 deaths have been reported in this update, bringing the death toll to 70.

The majority of the new fatalities reported were patients transferred to out of county hospitals who passed away there.

We extend our condolences to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

January 11, 2021 at 3:01 PM A dog walking on the righthand side of northbound Hwy 49 at Quail Creek. use caution in the area.

January 11, 2021 at 1:13 PM

https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF/status/1348721237879517184

January 11, 2021 at 9:11 AM Vehicle vs a gate on Rough&Ready Hwy.

January 11, 2021 at 8:27 AM Several vehicles hot a large jack in the roadway on northbound Hay 49 at Little Valley. Cars are off the roadway, no injuries reported.

January 11, 2021 at 7:28 AM Above normal temperatures by midweek, no precip in sight. Mostly sunny skies expected across most of the area today as the ridge moves east. Sunshine and warmer temperatures return Thursday as amplifying ridge moves over NorCal. Highs Thursday will approach record levels for the date and will be around 10-15 degrees above average over most of the area.

January 11, 2021 at 6:35 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 9, 2021 at 11:01 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49, 1/2 mile north of Newtown Road. Single vehicle rollover, minor injuries only. CHP and fire at scene, northbound lanes of Hwy 49 blocked.

January 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM An additional 33 cases reported today by Nevada County Public Health, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,888. 15 people are hospitalized. 4 in ICU.

January 8, 2021 at 2:18 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Mother lode Road. Lanes are clear.

January 8, 2021 at 2:09 PM Fire has extricated the occupants of the vehicle on Brewer Road, minor injuries only. Tow truck requested for the car.

January 8, 2021 at 1:57 PM Accident on Brewer Road and Nancy Way, vehicle down an embankment. Fire is in route, the occupants are unable to get out of the vehicle.

January 8, 2021 at 9:10 AM Light showers possible this morning, extended period of dry weather ahead. Scattered showers will continue through the morning hours over the northern mountains and northern Sacramento Valley. Generally light additional accumulation is expected with these showers. Areas of dense fog will impact portions of the southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. More widespread dense fog is expected to return overnight tonight into the morning hours tomorrow. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend into next week with Valley fog possible in the mornings and evenings.

January 8, 2021 at 7:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 7, 2021 at 5:18 PM Today, Nevada County Public Health Department reports 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. 584 of the 2,854 cases total are active cases. 13 people are hospitalized, 4 in ICU.

January 7, 2021 at 4:08 PM CHP helicopter and deputies are departing the Alta Sierra area. Units were dispatched after a report of a possible burglary in progress.

January 7, 2021 at 10:05 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Jones Ridge Road near Greenhorn Road, emergency services in route.

January 7, 2021 at 8:29 AM Light rain and mountain snow tonight. Areas of dense fog will impact portions of the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. Dry weather is expected for most of the day today before another weak weather system will impact northern California this evening and into early Friday. Generally light precipitation amounts are expected. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend with Valley fog possible in the mornings and evenings.

January 7, 2021 at 8:21 AM

https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF/status/1347216636340625408

January 7, 2021 at 7:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 6, 2021 at 4:16 PM With 16 new cases there are now 2,808 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. 12 people are hospitalized, 4 of them in ICU.

January 6, 2021 at 3:44 PM The accident on Tyler Foote Road is now reported as a fatality.

January 6, 2021 at 2:52 PM Accident on Tyler Foote Road near NSJ fire station 3. Units are at scene.

January 6, 2021 at 1:48 PM PG&E helicopters are flying low in the Chicago Park area. These are routine inspections only.

This is happening right now at the US Capitol.

January 6, 2021 at 10:45 AM Accident on Hwy 174 at Cedar Ridge Drive, lanes are clear. No injuries reported.

January 6, 2021 at 8:29 AM Light rain and mountain snow, some morning valley fog. Patchy dense morning fog will impact portions of the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. As the day progresses, light rain and snow will approach the region from the northwest. Precipitation amounts will remain light with many locations south of Sacramento expected to remain completely dry. Dry conditions are expected on Thursday with the potential for morning Valley fog. Another system will impact northern California Thursday evening and into Friday with generally light precipitation amounts expected again. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend with morning Valley fog.

January 5, 2021 at 6:22 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Tyler Foote on the San Juan Ridge, units are at scene.

January 5, 2021 at 1:38 PM Tree blocking the westbound lanes on Hwy 20 between Washington Road and the scenic lookout.

January 5, 2021 at 12:33 PM The American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest is firing two pile burns today totaling 28 acres along Foresthill Road. Piles may smolder and continue to produce residual smoke over the next week. Piles will be patrolled until declared out.

January 5, 2021 at 11:21 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Emergency services in route.

January 5, 2021 at 10:27 AM Morning update from Nevada County Health Department reports 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,774. 620 active cases, with 11 hospitalizations – 4 in ICU.

January 5, 2021 at 6:44 AM Dry today, some rain likely on Wednesday. A weak system will bring light precip to the area on Wednesday. Better chances for a more impactful system on Friday, then a dry weekend.

January 5, 2021 at 6:25 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 4, 2021 at 4:35 PM Vehicle accident, Hwy 20 and Wild Turkey Lane. Two cars involved, with one overturned. Emergency services are at scene.

January 4, 2021 at 3:07 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp, lane is blocked.

January 4, 2021 at 2:20 PM Person stuck on the river’s edge at the 49’er Bridge. The woman is not in the river, but on a rock near the beach and needs assistance to get safely to shore. Emergency services are responding.

January 4, 2021 at 1:32 PM The three-day update for Nevada County shows a total of 79 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,691. Out of 598 active cases, 11 people are hospitalized – 4 in ICU. ​A total of 2,850 vaccine doses have been allocated to Nevada County at this time – dose allocation data will be updated late today or tomorrow.

January 4, 2021 at 12:54 PM Tree down on Pleasant Valley Road, blocking both lanes, near Buttermilk Bend. Public Works is being notified.

January 4, 2021 at 12:12 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, lanes are clear.

January 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM Roadway flooding at the Idaho-Maryland on ramp of Hwy 49. Caltrans crew has been notified.

January 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM

January 4, 2021 at 7:21 AM At times heavy rain/snow and blustery winds today. Strong Pacific Storm will bring periods of heavy rain, possible thunderstorms, heavy mountain snow and blustery winds to NorCal today. Tuesday and most of Wednesday will be dry, but additional rain and snow is possible again later in the week. The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the following areas: Greater Lake Tahoe.

January 4, 2021 at 7:04 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 3, 2021 at 3:26 PM Active weather pattern with mountain travel impacts and moderate to heavy rain. Widespread rain and snow will then begin to develop late tonight and will continue into tomorrow. Moderate rain along with heavy snow will be possible from late morning into the evening as a cold front moves from north to south. There will be an isolated chance for an afternoon thunderstorm or two to develop north of Sacramento tomorrow afternoon but the chances look to remain very low. Overall we are not expecting much impacts over the burn scars but given the period of moderate rain expected we could see some ash flow on the new burn scars. Rain and snow diminish during the evening and overnight with dry weather for Tuesday. Another system moves in for Wednesday bringing valley showers and some mountain snow. Dry weather sets back in on Thursday with another system for Friday that could bring some mountain travel impacts.

January 2, 2021 at 2:48 PM NWS Sacramento: Video Briefing on Active Weather Pattern with Mountain Travel Impacts and Moderate to Heavy Rain

January 2, 2021 at 2:44 PM Greater Sacramento Region Remains Under Regional Stay at Home Order. The Greater Sacramento Region remains under the order because the area’s four-week projected ICU capacity does not meet the criteria to exit the order.

Current Available ICU Capacity by Region:

  • Bay Area: 5.1%
  • Greater Sacramento: 6.9%
  • Northern California: 32.6%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

January 2, 2021 at 1:44 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road. Emergency services are at scene, northbound lanes are blocked.

January 2, 2021 at 10:09 AM First unit at scene on Pleasant Valley Road reports a tree is blocking the roadway. County Public Works is being notified.

January 2, 2021 at 10:04 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Pleasant Valley Road on the San Juan Ridge, reported as a vehicle vs tree. Emergency services in route.

January 2, 2021 at 9:33 AM Accident on Hwy 174 near Greenhorn Access Road, reported as an overturned pickup. Emergency services on scene.

January 1, 2021 at 11:02 AM Active weather pattern to start the new year. We will be shifting into a more active weather pattern over northern California as we head into the end of the weekend into next week. Before that we will see a weak system that will bring the chance for light scattered rain and snow showers overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. Additional light showers will be possible mainly north of I-80 Saturday night into Sunday. A wetter system will then begin to move in Sunday night and will continue on Monday with widespread rain and mountain snow. Mountain travel will be difficult starting Sunday night and will continue to be impacted through the day on Monday. We will also see increased southerly winds on Monday. A few mountain showers will linger into early Tuesday, otherwise dry weather can be expected. Another winter storm will move into the region early Wednesday and once again will bring Valley rain along with Mountain snow and mountain travel impacts.

January 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM Happy New Year!

January 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.