Updated: 1/26/2023

Welcome to Nevada County, a unique place in the foothills of the Sierra’s that’s full adventure for you to experience in the great outdoors. With four incredible seasons, you will find Nevada County has something to offer all year long. Before you visit, check out the following updates which highlight travel, severe weather, and uncontrollable events, medical services and more.

Know Before You Go

Yuba Net- Happening Now

YubaNet.com delivers daily news to the Sierra, from the Sierra. YubaNet.com covers local news for hometown readers and visitors here in Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee – the three municipalities in Nevada County, California.

Current Weather

TRUCKEE WEATHER NEVADA CITY WEATHER

Winter Driving Tips

Click the link HERE to visit Caltrans for all your winter driving tips when visiting Snow Country!

NEW! Mountain Safety Guide

Mountain safety is a partnership, so Ski California is putting safety in your hands this winter. Find everything you need to stay safe while skiing and riding — from what to do before skiing or riding to how to load and ride lifts, how to understand trail signage and navigate potential hazards, and deep snow and avalanche awareness. Read up at safety.skicalifornia.org and test your knowledge for a chance to win a 23/24 Ski California Gold Pass! 

Fire Restrictions

As of November 3, 2022, Cal Fire has lifted the burn band across Nevada County. There are currently no fire alerts for Nevada County.

Click here to stay informed with Cal Fire

Weather and Travel Advisories

Eastern County

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Click here for Eastern County Weather

Western County

Click here for Western County Weather

No advisories for Western County at this time

National Weather Service

Caltrans: www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623.00

AirNow Fire and Smoke Map

Latest Road Conditions as of 1/26/2023

Check out Caltrans’ “QuickMap” for current road conditions and chain requirements at quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the free QuickMap app on the App Store or Google Play. Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Cal Trans District 3 social media Pages
Nevada County California Highway Patrol social media pages
Grass Valley
Truckee

Interstate 80

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
ALL WESTBOUND TRUCKS ARE REQUIRED TO STOP AT THE BRAKE CHECK AREA 0.5 MI WEST OF NYACK (PLACER CO) – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BRAKE FIRES

State Route 20

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

State Route 49

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 7.3 MI SOUTH OF VINTON TO VINTON (PLUMAS CO)

PLEASE RESEARCH CHAIN CONTROL LOCATIONS AS CALTRANS IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO UPDATE CHAIN CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS FOR CONSISTENCY WITH INTERNET MAPPING, LIKE GOOGLE MAPS & MAPQUEST.

1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 7.7 MI NORTH OF CAMPTONVILLE (SIERRA CO) – DUE TO A MUDSLIDE

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the average July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the average January low is 27
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 76 inches of snow a year in Western County and an average total of 201 inches of snowfall in Eastern County

Recreate Responsibly & Leave No Trace

We’re glad you’re here and ask you to respect our community like it was your own. Here’s a few easy ways Empower Yourself And Leave A Positive Footprint In Nevada County.

Medical Care and Emergency Services

Eastern County

Tahoe Forest Multispecialty Clinics, Urgent Care: 530-581-8864

Tahoe Forest Primary Care Clinic: 530-582-1212

Taheo Forest Hospital: 530-587-6011

Western County

Yubadocs Urgent Care: 530- 264-5020

Western Sierra Medical Clinic: 530-274-9762

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital: 530-274-6000

The State of California has lifted the universal indoor mask mandate; however, Nevada County’s Public Health Officer highly recommends that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask in public spaces. The following applies per the California State Health Officer order:

  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask in public spaces.
  • All individuals must wear masks in specific indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

View Nevada County Masking Update