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Orion350 viewsThe Lockheed P-3 Orion, was originally developed in 1959 during the Cold War as a Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Converted to an Aerial Tanker, it can carry 3,000 Gallons of Fire Retardant.
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527 viewsOne day, just as the Sun was setting, this furry Tarantula came to visit. He was quite friendly and docile.

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Highlights490 viewsThe morning Sun was breaking through some clouds and highlighted the distant mountains. Wonderful mix of colors and geology in the desert.
Taken at Dumont Dunes near Death Vallet 3/27/06.

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Peek-A-Boo Sunrise280 viewsThe Sun peeks through in between the horizon and the clouds above. Taken 11/10/06 at Punta Estrella, just South of San Felipe.
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Kona Sunset304 viewsSunset overlooking the Tide Pools at Keauhou HI.

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Squall778 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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Cotton Candy1311 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).
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Dark Waters511 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
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Altadena Sunset319 viewsThis was taken 12/11/05 at about 2000 ft elev from a street above my house. Moist air made its way up into Southern California from the Gulf Of Mexico bringing with it some interesting weather and beautiful Sunsets. Taken with my Canon Digital Rebel and a 75-300mm Zoom Lens.
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Station Fire 31092 viewsSaturday August 29, the Temperature was 78 Degrees at 9:36PM. Humidity was only 12% and Winds were calm. The Star Of Palawoo can be seen on the right giving nervous residents a glimmer of hope.
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The Lowe Fire1103 viewsThe WeatherCam caught several good images of the Lowe Fire (named for nearby Mt. Lowe). Quick work from the Angeles National Forest Fire Crews along with Los Angeles County resources kept the fire to around 12 acres with no structures lost.
In this image a Water Dropping Helicopter approaches to make a drop.

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Mount Wilson Socked In570 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.
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