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Rainbow692 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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Anvil650 viewsAnvil Cloud erupting from a Thunderstorm over the Mount Baldy area as viewed from San Bernardino.
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Geminds #1647 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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Faint Meteor612 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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Glamis Nights594 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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Squall591 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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Sno-Caps579 viewsRemember the Nestle Candy you used to get at the Movies? Well, that's what came to mind when thinking of a name for this image.

A very cold Low Pressure System moved down the coast from Alaska and combined with some moisture from the South to give us this beautiful snowfall down to about 3000'. This image was taken at 3:06 a.m. and the temperature dropped down to 33.1 Degrees just before sunrise.
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546 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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546 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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Station Fire 2546 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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Low Ceiling542 viewsA Cold Winter Storm swept through last night. The morning was wet and chilly. Here, low clouds can be seen hiding the tops of the buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. Taken 2/28/06
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Havasu Lightning535 viewsI captured this lightning using my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050Z. I had it in "Manual" mode set for the maximum exposure of 16 seconds. I took quite a few exposures this way during the lightning storm.
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