Happening Now – December 2018

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.

December 11, 2018 at 9:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. 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.  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.

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December 11, 2018 at 7:51 AM Dry weather continues until the end of the week. Locally breezy north winds will return to the region on Wednesday.

December 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM Be prepared Nevada County! Week 1 of 25: Take inventory

December 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM Motorcycle accident on Rough And Ready Hwy / Matas Wecks Dr. Emergency services are on scene.

December 10, 2018 at 10:20 AM News release from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Last night, patrol deputies were dispatched to the 17000 block of You Bet Road after passersby located a 50-year-old man on the side of the road with a severe laceration to his throat. Original reports to our patrol deputies indicated the injury was the result of a mountain lion attack; however, a joint investigation between this agency and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has found this claim to be unsubstantiated. More: https://yubanet.com/regional/incident-on-you-bet-road-not-a-mountain-lion-attack/

December 10, 2018 at 9:41 AM Yuba River Ranger District is planning to burn hand piles along Old Camptonville Road and 47 Road (Pendola Area). Smoke will be visible from Bullards Bar Reservoir, Highway 49, and Marysville Road. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through these areas.

December 10, 2018 at 7:51 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

December 10, 2018 at 7:34 AM Light drizzle through tomorrow, then a dry week ahead. Light amounts of precipitation are expected today across interior NorCal as a weak weather system moves through the area.Light drizzle through tomorrow, then a dry week ahead.

December 9, 2018 at 6:51 PM The alleged mountain lion attack has not been confirmed. The patient has been transported.

December 9, 2018 at 6:34 PM At this time, the extent of injuries and the status of the victim of a possible mountain lion attack has not been released.

December 8, 2018 at 10:03 AM The 2018 Nevada County Food and Toy Run will depart the Rood Center at noon. The escorted procession leaves the Rood Center for a non-stop ride to the Fairgrounds, passing through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Get a good viewing spot and wave the the thousands of riders!

December 7, 2018 at 8:17 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 7, 2018 at 7:41 AM Series of weak systems over the area in the coming days. This weekend will see a mixture of weather with dry conditions to start and precip spreading over the region late in the weekend. Saturday will be the better day for outdoor activities as it should be mainly dry. A weak Pacific storm system is forecast to move into NorCal Sunday bringing rain and mountain snow to the northern half of the region during the day with light precipitation spreading southward in the evening.

December 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM A few dry days before the next weak system arrives. NorCal will see a mixed bag of weather over the next few days. Today and Friday should be mostly dry as an upper low moves into SoCal. A weak system will skim the far north state early Saturday impacting only the far north state. A stronger system is expected to impact most of NorCal early next week but precipitation amounts do not appear will be excessive.

December 6, 2018 at 8:48 AM Donner Memorial State Park is burning multiple piles within the park boundaries, expect lots of smoke in the area for a couple of days while they are smoldering. Crews are monitoring the piles which are surrounded by snow. If you have concerns feel free to call Rich Adams at Donner Memorial State Park 530-582-7894.

December 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 5, 2018 at 2:34 PM As a reminder, the Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention Town Hall starts at 6:00 pm tonight in the Board Chambers at the Rood Center. See you there!

December 5, 2018 at 10:52 AM The drill at NID is over and normal business operations have resumed.

December 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM Starting at 9:30 an active shooter drill will take place at the NID offices. Please avoid the area – normal services will not be available during the drill.

December 5, 2018 at 8:27 AM Some showers today, then a brief dry spell ahead of a stronger storm system early next week. Some light rain and snow is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 2 to 6 inches. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week so stay tuned to the forecast.

December 4, 2018 at 12:04 PM Kim Franza has had her permitted, non-releasable educational Harris’s Hawk escape from her home. She lives on Jan Rd. near Hill St. NE of downtown Grass Valley. Hawk is dark brown and cinnamon colored, nearly the size of a Red-tailed Hawk. These hawks are commonly found in the Southwest, so it will look very unusual in our area. Please call or text her if you see the bird. He went missing at 11 A.M. this morning, December 4, 2018. Thank you. 530 575-5663

December 4, 2018 at 8:12 AM Light rain between now and Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 3 to 6 inches above 5000′. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week

December 3, 2018 at 10:49 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge. Overturned vehicle on the side of the road. Emergency services on scene.

December 3, 2018 at 9:41 AM American River Ranger District is pile burning today. 20 acres at Sugar Pine and 1 acre at Big Trees. Smoke will be visible from I-80 and the Auburn/Foresthill area. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene.

December 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM Yuba River Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed pile burning along Moonshine Road, Bullards Bar Work Center (Vista Point), and along Marysville Road (Rebel Ridge Trailhead). Smoke will be visible from Bullards Bar Reservoir, Marysville Road, and Highway 49. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through this area.

December 3, 2018 at 7:23 AM Chance of rain and snow through Wednesday. Some light rain and snow is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 2 to 6 inches. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week so stay tuned to the forecast.

December 3, 2018 at 7:18 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 1, 2018 at 2:34 PM Ahead of the December 5th Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness, here are areas of concern within Nevada County. Click on the upper left-hand double arrow to see the legend. If you have a specific area of concern and don’t see it listed, simply email townhall@yubanet.com and we’ll add it to the map. Likewise, ideas and comments are welcome at the same email address.

December 1, 2018 at 9:53 AM Mountain Travel Impacts with Lower Snow Levels through the early evening. Mountain snow today with snow levels down to 4000 feet. Mountain travel difficulties likely through the evening hours. Dry Sunday and Monday with morning valley fog. Next chance of precipitation next Tuesday.

December 1, 2018 at 9:16 AM A cold storm system with low snow levels will continue impacting the area through the early evening. This system will bring mountain travel impacts to the Sierra, snow levels will be as low as 3000 feet. The time for the greatest travel impact will be from 9 am to 12 pm. Another extended period of wet weather is likely beginning Monday night and lasting through the week, at this time precipitation amounts do not look to be heavy. Rainfall amounts are not forecast to be heavy enough to cause flood concerns for burn areas at this time.

December 1, 2018 at 9:15 AM Placer County Sheriff: Chain control on I-80 from Baxter to Nevada state line.

⛓Chains required on SR 267 from Truckee to Kings Beach.

⛓ Chains required on SR 89 from Truckee to Tahoe City south to El Dorado Co.

⛓ Chains required on SR 28 from Tahoe City east for 4 miles. ⚠️

December 1, 2018 at 12:01 AM Last month’s log can be found here.