Winter storm covers Yosemite National Park with snow •

Winter storm covers Yosemite National Park with snow

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features snow across the central Sierras, including Yosemite National Park. 

“In the second week of November 2022, the first significant winter storm of the season pummeled California with record daily rainfall in the lowlands and heavy snowfall in the mountains,” says NASA.

“As the storm system moved on to the Great Plains, skies cleared over California and revealed this wintery view of the Central Sierra Nevada.”

“According to news reports, the storm on November 8 delivered a daily record 1.31 inches (3.33 centimeters) of rain to Los Angeles, about 280 miles (450 kilometers) southeast of Yosemite. In the higher elevations, precipitation fell as snow.”

The image was captured on November 13, 2022 by the Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) on Landsat 9.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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