Happening Now – December 2017

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. You can also text us reports to 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving. Thanks!

December 13, 2017 at 3:14 PM Accident on Hwy 174 between You Bet Road and Dalmation Drive. A minivan is blocking the roadway. Emergency services are on scene. Reduce your speed and watch for traffic control.

December 13, 2017 at 11:22 AM Heads Up, Earthlings! The Geminids are here – meteor shower peaks tonight. The shower will peak overnight Dec. 13-14 with rates around one per minute under good conditions, according to Cooke. Geminids can be seen on nights before and after the Dec. 14 peak, although they will appear less frequently.

December 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM Traffic delays in Colfax between Rollins Lake Road and Main Street on Hwy 174. Caltrans is cleaning drainage ditches, expect delays.

December 13, 2017 at 8:19 AM Clear skies, cold nights, mild days and no change. We will remain in a quiet weather pattern this week with cool nights and mild afternoons.

December 12, 2017 at 9:42 AM Quiet weather pattern this week. Strong ridge over the West forecast to retrograde to along the coast through mid-week, then a short-wave trough is forecast to flatten the ridge as it moves over the top on Friday.

December 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM All suspects in the reported home invasion on Greenhorn Road have been apprehended, according to a voice message from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office to residents in the area. Thanks to reader Robin for forwarding the message.

December 11, 2017 at 8:34 AM The Nevada County Sheriff’s Department is currently searching the Greenhorn/Blazing Star area for two armed suspects in a robbery/home invasion. CHP is assisting with their helicopter overhead.

December 11, 2017 at 7:04 AM Persistent dry weather. Patchy morning fog & frost in some valley locations this morning. Mild and sunny today, possible record high temperatures for the northern Sacramento Valley. Little change this week.

December 9, 2017 at 10:24 AM Don’t forget, between noon and 1:00 pm the Food & Toy Run will sweep through Nevada City and Grass Valley on their way to the Fairgrounds. Take your time and wave at them.

December 9, 2017 at 10:17 AM Over 8,500 firefighters have made significant progress on the wildfires burning in southern California. As containment lines continue to be reinforced, many evacuations have been lifted. To date, these six fires have burned more than 175,000 acres and destroyed 793 structures. Above normal temperatures will accompany the winds and low humidity this weekend. Another round of stronger, offshore winds is expected tonight into Sunday with east-northeast winds of 20-35mph with gusts approaching 60mh. Northern California remains dry, with above average daytime temperatures and cold nights. All updates on the fires can be found here: https://yubanet.com/Fires/

December 8, 2017 at 7:11 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Gold Flat on ramp.Emergency services on scene.

December 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM More of the same: Chilly nights and mild days. Above normal temperatures during the day and cool mornings expected through the weekend into next week. Good weather for outdoor activities.

December 7, 2017 at 1:27 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 near Rough&Ready Hwy. Emergency services on scene.

December 7, 2017 at 11:57 AM

December 7, 2017 at 8:17 AM Cool nights and mild days on repeat. Beginning to sound like a broken record, but high pressure will remain in control for the foreseeable future.

December 6, 2017 at 10:58 PM Cal Fire NEU rehires seasonal firefighters, sends strike teams to SoCal. Exactly one month ago, Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer (NEU) unit, together with most of Northern California units, transitioned out of peak fire season. Today, the unit rehired seasonal firefighters and sent additional strike teams to Southern California to the existing blazes and preposition engines for any new fires.

December 6, 2017 at 8:53 AM Mild days, cool nights and no change in sight. The storm track has shifted significantly north of Northern California. This will likely leave most of the Western US dry for at least the next 10+ days.

December 5, 2017 at 10:56 AM Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Permit Suspension Lifted. Effective Monday, December 4, 2017, at 8:00 AM residential door yard burn permits are no longer required in the CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit. This includes the state responsibility areas of Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties. Residential burn permits will be required beginning May 1, 2018.

December 5, 2017 at 8:56 AM Dry weather with cold nights and mild days will continue through the week. Breezy northerly winds will continue across the Sacramento Valley today while gusty easterly winds will gradually decrease across the northern Sierra Nevada.

December 4, 2017 at 4:15 PM The power outage affecting Washington, Downieville and Sierra City is caused by a tree into a 50 Kv line. No estimated time for restoration available at this moment.

December 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM Power outage off Hwy 174 and Meadow Drive. 12 customers affected.

December 4, 2017 at 12:38 PM Power outage on the San Juan Ridge reduced to 529 customers between North San Juan and North Columbia.

December 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM Power outage in the Town of Washington extends all the way up to Bassetts and Haskell Creek via Sierra City and Downieville. 1,236 PG&E customers affected.

December 4, 2017 at 11:05 AM Power outages in Grass Valley along Silver Creek Drive, Dixon Road, Delia Court, Brighton Street. All in all, over 100 homes and businesses affected.

December 4, 2017 at 11:02 AM Thanks to reader James for this update: power is out in Washington since about 10 a.m. PG&E says 2:45 p.m. for restoration.

December 4, 2017 at 10:43 AM The power outage along Dog Bar Road between Rattlesnake Road down to Wolf Creek Road is affecting 112 people. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

December 4, 2017 at 10:41 AM Power outage affecting 1,140 people on the San Juan Ridge area from French Corral to North Columbia, including North San Juan. Estimated time of restoration is 1:30 pm.

December 4, 2017 at 8:55 AM A 2 by 4 in the roadway on Hwy 49 before the Bear River bridge. Slow down!

December 4, 2017 at 8:09 AM Cold and very breezy during the day, freezing temps at night. Cold overnight temperatures expected early this week with temperatures near freezing in portions of the Valley, and in the teens across the high Sierra Nevada. Crops and other sensitive vegetation could see frost damage, and outdoor livestock and pets should be protected. Breezy offshore winds are expected today with local wind gusts up to 40 mph in the Sacramento Valley, and 50-60 mph gusts possible across higher terrain. Widespread impacts are not expected with these winds.

December 3, 2017 at 12:59 PM Freezing to near freezing overnight temperatures, breezy winds. Cold overnight temperatures expected early this week with temperatures near freezing in the valley and in the teens across the Sierra Nevada. Crops and other sensitive vegetation could see damage as could outdoor livestock and pets. Breezy offshore winds possible Monday. Gusts up to 25 mph possible across the valley and up to 35 mph along mountain ridgetops. Widespread impacts are not expected with these winds.

December 3, 2017 at 9:33 AM Icy roads in Truckee this morning. Please slow down and allow extra time to get to your destination. Truckee Police Department is on scene of a non injury collision at Northwoods Blvd and Northwoods Blvd. Collision is not causing any traffic delays or road obstructions at this time. Please drive slow and allow extra time to get to your destination.

December 2, 2017 at 9:10 AM Light snow over the Sierra passes today and Sunday. A weak weather system will be moving through NorCal this afternoon through Sunday morning. Light snow will be possible over the Sierra passes causing minor travel difficulties.

December 1, 2017 at 11:29 AM Dorsey ramp is clear again.

December 1, 2017 at 11:14 AM Accident on Hwy 49 northbound at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Vehicle vs lamp post. Emergency services are on scene, roadway is blocked at this time.

December 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM Car vs deer on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution in the area and slow down. Emergency services are on scene.

December 1, 2017 at 7:16 AM Weak mountain storm expected this weekend. The system will move thru by early Sunday with cool, dry and breezy weather expected to continue in its wake early next week under northerly flow.

December 1, 2017 at 6:53 AM If you are looking for last month’s log, it can be found here.