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A driver navigates a snow-covered road in the Nevada County community of Cascade Shores Tuesday afternoon at about 3,200 feet.
Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Locks

Wet weather continued in Nevada County on Tuesday, bringing snow to higher elevations and causing dangerous driving conditions across the region.

As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service in Sacramento reported snow totals over Donner Pass and at the ski resorts at 12 to 18 inches. Updated reports will come Wednesday morning.

“The heaviest snow is likely behind us,” meteorologist Cory Mueller said, “and we’ll start to get some snow levels down.”



Mueller explained that although snow levels are expected to drop heading into Wednesday, there won’t be as much precipitation as in previous days. He added that the trip to the mountain is not advised.

The water year that began Oct. 1 has so far found Grass Valley with a total of 3.65 inches, not including Tuesday’s accumulations. Last year at this time, the area had 15.84 inches due to the atmospheric river that passed through the county.



“Last year was one of the wettest starts to the water year,” Mueller said.

The rain is expected to continue through Wednesday with frost and patchy fog Thursday through Saturday. High winds can cause impacts to unsafe items, including temporary structures.

Isolated thunderstorms can produce lightning, funnel clouds, and heavy rainfall.

Cool temperatures are expected overnight with overnight lows dropping to 34 degrees on Wednesday and 35 degrees on Thursday.

To contact writer Jennifer Nobles, email [email protected] or call 530-477-4232.

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