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Cloud Spill600 viewsTaken from the 6000 ft level along the Angeles Crest Highway. the marine layer in the Los Angeles Basin can be seen spilling over the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains.
(7 votes)
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Havasu Lightning645 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.
(10 votes)
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Anvil779 viewsAnvil Cloud erupting from a Thunderstorm over the Mount Baldy area as viewed from San Bernardino.
(8 votes)
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Pot-O-Gold625 viewsLooks like I could hike up and find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Looking Northeast from my Backyard.
(9 votes)
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Squall774 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.
(7 votes)
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Cotton Candy1307 viewsCumulonimbus Clouds are formed by strong upward convection associated with extreme instability in the atmosphere. This Cumulonimbus Cloud was rising above a Thunderstorm, towering over Mount Wilson (elev 5,700 ft).
(11 votes)
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Dark Waters509 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
(9 votes)
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Mount Wilson Socked In566 viewsThis was taken the morning of 9/15/06. We were on Mount Waterman (8,000 ft elev) setting up Radio Equipment for the upcoming Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. Looking back at Mount Wilson (5700 ft elev), you could just see the antennas sticking up through the clouds.
(8 votes)
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Full Rainbow487 views
(5 votes)
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Exploding Cloud626 viewsAnother cloud formed by strong upward convection in unstable air. In this photo taken at Lake Havasu, the nearly explosive vertical development of this cloud was awesome.
(5 votes)
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Sundown Dunes578 viewsThe setting Sun was casting an orange hue on the Sand Dunes at Dumont. Dumont is located 30 miles North of Baker CA near the Southern tip of Death Valley. It was a windy day and the winds in the upper atmosphere were affecting the clouds. I m not sure I would classify this cloud as Lenticular but it was getting close. Taken 3/25/06.

(6 votes)
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Low Ceiling667 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
(6 votes)
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