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Storm Clouds & Snow in the Mts


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These photos were recently taken by a meteorologist in the Los Angeles area. The shots are from the Baldwin Hills\ Ladera Hts looking east toward downtown & the San Gabriel Mts.

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Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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The skyscape from the Basin looking towards the San Gabiels always look so majestic, Happ! I love that particular view. I've tried that same view but my photos never were THAT gorgeous!

Thanks for the "Winter Treat!" :winkie:

Pablocito

Paul, The Palm Doctor @ http://www.thewisegardener.com

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Fantastic pictures, Happ. Truly a beautiful region we live in.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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How often does it snow in the San Gabriels. Do they have any ski resorts in SoCal. Don't they have some out towards Big Bear or whatever it is called. (I am not geography smart on SoCal).

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Thanks for posting these photos Happ. It is a great scene.

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How often does it snow in the San Gabriels. Do they have any ski resorts in SoCal. Don't they have some out towards Big Bear or whatever it is called. (I am not geography smart on SoCal).

Big Bear is in the San Bernardino mountains about 2.5 hrs east of LA (or 2.5 hrs NE of San Diego). Yes, there is skiing at Big Bear at 2 resorts, Bear MTN and Snow Summit. The resorts are at the 6500 ft level. Mountain High is another resort a little closer to LA. I believe that is in the San Gabriel Mtn range. My kids love driving up the mountain and watching the temp drop mile by mile.

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warm summer/mild winter

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Here are where the ski resorts are located in the San Gabriel Mts. Mt Baldy\ Mt San Antonio is over 10,000' & about an hour away.

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Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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Beautifull shots Happ.

Matt in Temecula, CA

Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and ocean

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Beautifull shots Happ.

Thanks Matt. The photographer focuses primarily on the Midwest down to Texas since he leads tornado chases. Here's Bill Reid's site: http://stormbruiser.com/

And another of his great photos of Malibu

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Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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Beautifull shots Happ.

Thanks Matt. The photographer focuses primarily on the Midwest down to Texas since he leads tornado chases. Here's Bill Reid's site: http://stormbruiser.com/

And another of his great photos of Malibu

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That water looks cold, does the Pacific ever get warm. When we go down to the beach in Corpus Christi in the summer or fall, it's like swimming in bath water, it's so warm.

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Here's a long-shot photo & suggests that the mountains in the distance is Catalina Island instead of the Palos Verdes peninsula. Anyone know exactly? I believe this is the Point Dune area.

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Jim, this part of the Pacific never feels like "bath water" :lol: how about polar plunge?

Warmest temps top 70F\ 21.1C for a few months. Currently 57-59F.

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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i take these fotos after the christmas when we drive 3.5 hours from tijuana to mt san antonio/mt baldy to the area of ski.

we have more higher mountains in baja california but to drive to there is very dificult and is 5 hours in the car and no area of ski to do this we must go to california usa.

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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highway going to the mountain

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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tunel

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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more higher going to the mountain you see pines. no palms here !

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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yucca and other desert plants in the pines and snow

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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look down to area of los angeles.

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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area of ski altitud about 2500 meters/8000 feet. end of road. when we get there we find the snow old not good for the sport.

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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look down. very pretty and fresh cold air

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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theres small town on this mountain. only 20 minutes from here you are again in the sub tropical area of los angeles and 22 C /70 F weather.

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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Thanks for the photos, Cristóbal. The snow melts quickly on lower slopes & why the first photos by Reid represent only a day or two opportunity to view the splendor.

Have you ever gone up to San Pedro Martir National Park south of Tijuana?

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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hi happ,

yes i go many times, but theres no area to ski in san pedro martír and is like 5 hours in car. the real distance is not far but the road theres very long and dificult. san pedro martír is national park of méxico and has the only lake in baja california, laguna hanson altitud 1650 meters / 5500 feet

(yes theres a lake in the hot dry baja peninsula !)

heres a foto of this lake.

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i like to go to ski, to do this i must go to the mountains by los angeles. i like mount baldy for its close and also by wrigtwood but this is very far from tijuana.

the mountains by los angeles are beautiful in winter and summer ! if you go to los angeles visiting from some other part, go to them for some time. they are close and theres many roads to them.

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TEMP. JAN. 21/10 C (69/50 F), AUG. 29/20 C (84/68 F). COASTAL DESERT, MOST DAYS MILD OR WARM, SUNNY AND DRY. YEARLY PRECIPITATION: 210 MM (8.2 INCHES). ZONE 11 NO FREEZES CLOSE TO THE OCEAN.

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I personally find it hard to imagine snow sticking and staying most of the winter down in So-cal. It seems like its to hot, to close to the coast, but they must make a lot of snow at night with those snow guns.

Meteorologist and PhD student in Climate Science

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I personally find it hard to imagine snow sticking and staying most of the winter down in So-cal. It seems like its to hot, to close to the coast, but they must make a lot of snow at night with those snow guns.

You're right, Palmy. Those photos show LA right after a particularly cold storm w/ snow levels before 4000'\ 1220mm & don't last beyond a day or two. Snow on Mt San Antonio [aka Mt Baldy] can be viewed much of winter. But winter rain makes the hillsides beautifully green. This photo is a more common scene of winter in LA:

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Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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