Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features snow across the San Gabriel Mountains just north of Los Angeles on February 26, 2023. As a powerful winter storm moved down the West Coast, rare blizzard warnings were issued for the mountains, while surrounding areas experienced heavy rainfall and strong winds.
“High-elevation areas saw blizzard conditions and large accumulations. A ski resort at an elevation of 7,000 feet recorded nearly 8 feet (2 meters) of snow, according to National Weather Service data. At lower elevations (5,000 – 6,000 feet), Mount Wilson, Lockwood Valley, and Frazier Park saw between 1-3 feet,” says NASA.
“Even low-elevation areas where snow is uncommon saw substantial accumulation. Two inches fell in La Crescenta (elevation 2,000 feet), a suburban community north of Los Angeles. Closer to sea level, Beverley Hills saw 6 inches of rain, and downtown Los Angeles saw 4 inches.”
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
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