Snow level moves to lower Yuba foothills
Residents of the lower Yuba foothills received a coating of snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday while the higher reaches of the Sierra Nevada received as much as 6 feet of snow.
Although snow typically falls at elevations as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet, Dobbins and Oregon House got a dusting of snow.
The snowfall should end today, according to Angus Barkhuff, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
“We just had a low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska,” he said. The last system brought 0.63 inch of rain to Marysville in the last several days and 3.75 inches for the month.
The rain and snow will help the region with snow pack and water content levels, Barkhuff said.
Yuba County public works crews encountered falling snow as low as 1,000 feet, said Pam Kaiser, a public works office specialist.
As many as seven trucks with snowplows cleared Yuba County roadways overnight into Wednesday morning, she said.
Although a slight chance of rain will extend through tomorrow, the weather should clear up, Barkhuff said.
“Friday through the weekend looks pretty nice,” he said.
Other locations in the foothills reported snow, he said. Auburn and Placerville saw snow, and Grass Valley received 81/2 inches, according to one report, Barkhuff said.
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