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Rainbow1177 viewsAltadena Weathercam captured a Rainbow this afternoon as a cold winter storm blew through the area. Only 0.91 inches of rain but temperatures are supposed to go real low tonight and snow level could drop to 1500 feet.
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Geminids #21116 viewsAs mentioned in the earlier photo, I had the WebCam set up to capture an image every minute. This is the second Geminid Meteor I captured. This one was in the early morning hours and the radiant had risen high in the sky and the metoer is going almost straight down in the middle of the image.
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Squall1089 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Heavy rain can be seen falling in the distance. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
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1032 viewsNot until you arrive in the parking lot, do you truly appreciate the magnitude of these huge antennae. Each of the three large dishes measures 105 feet in diameter.
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Station Fire 21030 viewsEarly morning hours of Saturday the 29th. Temperature was 77 Degrees at 1:36am. Humidity was 15% with 3MPH Winds from the NE. Smoke was blowing back down on us. The Station Fire went on to burn uncontrolled for weeks and consumed more than 250 Square Miles.
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Anvil1023 viewsAnvil Cloud erupting from a Thunderstorm over the Mount Baldy area as viewed from San Bernardino.
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Geminds #11005 viewsI had the WebCam set up to capture an image every minute in an attempt to catch a meteor. This was in the evening and the radiant was still near the Eastern horizon. The meteor can be seen in the upper left quadrant of the photo. It's trajectory is near horizontal to the horizon.
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Finishing Touches981 viewsGeorge Thomas applies the finishing touches
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Faint Meteor980 viewsThanks to Chuck Weiss of La Crescenta for watching the Altadena WeatherCam and identifying the meteor in this early morning WeatherCam Image. Look closely for a faint line in the upper left quadrant of the image.
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Draconid Meteor 1951 viewsThe October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. A Draconid meteor shower is expected to happen in early October of 2011, and the best nights for viewing are expected to be October 8–10. The Draconids are best viewed after sunset in an area with a clear dark sky. They are swift and short in length. The Altadena WeatherCam caught this one the evening before the expected peak.
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917 viewsA small army of Statewide Radio Crew and local Onsite Workforce Technicians converged at Triunfo Pass to start the cleanup in preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
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Glamis Nights898 viewsDune Buggies and ATV's race up and down "Oldsmobile Hill". This is a 16 second exposure I took with my Olympus C-5050Z Camera.
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