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An Apple A Day273 viewsThis Squirrel was really enjoying the apple. He munched on it for quite a while while I took photos of him. Taken at San Clemente State Beach Campground.
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Lady Bugs234 viewsThis photo, as well as the other Lady Bug photo was taken at the 8000 ft level of Mount Waterman in the San Gabriel Mountains. I was surprised to see so many in one place at one time. Looks like they're enjoying themselves.
(3 votes)
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Dark Waters499 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
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Starry Night1964 viewsA cold Winter Storm blew through the area March 11, 2006. I had just installed the WeatherCam and was lucky to catch this glimpse of the Hills dusted with snow down to the 2000 foot level.
(30 votes)
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Cotton Candy1294 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).
(10 votes)
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Mount Wilson Socked In556 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.
(7 votes)
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Airplane1846 viewsThe long exposures on the WeatherCam at night (sometimes as much as 16 seconds) makes for some interesting effects. Here, a plane passes by. The lights make a streak and the dots along the line are the blinking lights on the plane.
(21 votes)
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489 viewsAll Gear Oil was changed and maintenance was performed on all of the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman Area Manager of the Statewide Radio Crew on the Right.

(2 votes)
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Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?511 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.
(2 votes)
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Geminids 12-13-06268 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.
These images also appear in the WeatherCam Favorites section.

Click on the medium size image above to view a 1024x768 version.

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Nine-O-Nine388 viewsNine-O-Nine is Maintained and operated by the Collings Foundation
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/menu.htm and she was in pretty nice shape. I beleive this is a B-17G model. The Collings Foundation is a Non-Profit Group so the cost of our ride was Tax Deductible. This was a Birthday Present for My Father-In-Law. Of course I HAD to go along. We flew out of the Burbank Airport.

(2 votes)
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Rail Bed413 viewsThe old Tonapah and Tidewater railroad used to run through this canyon, from Baker, CA to Tonapah, NV. This is the Rail Bed raised above the floor of the Amargosa River and in the distance sliced through a ridge. The Railroad was in operation between 1905 and 1940.
(2 votes)
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