Smoke Finally Clears in California Allowing Polar-Orbiting Satellite to Capture First Images of Snow this Year

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After the worst fire season on record in California, wildfire smoke appears to have cleared for much of the state, revealing snowy mountains from last weekend’s storm. | Photo courtesy NWS

California, that you? Thought we lost you there for a minute…

After the worst fire season in modern history for California, much of the smoke from wildfires throughout the state has apparently cleared, allowing this polar-orbiting satellite to capture images of snow mountains. The National Weather Service wrote in a social media post yesterday:

It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to say this…
Mostly clear skies across much of the Golden State allowed for polar-orbiting satellite🛰 to capture snow❄️🗻 in the mountains.

Images include the state-wide view and zoomed-in images around Lake Tahoe, the southern Sierra, and southern California.

— US National Weather Service Sacramento California

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