It is July 2016 and this OPs problem is identical to mine today. Anyone have an answer? My Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2012 with 10.10.5 is not syncing any note to or from my iCloud account. The account is correct, it is the only one I have. I am logged in. I only have three notes on the local drive while all the rest are under iCloud notes (on the left of the mac’s note app.)
I can’t lose these notes. I am afraid since they are not stored locally that I will lose all of them. All notes from the past year are not in iCloud and no notes from my iPhones over the past year can be seen on my Mac.