May 17, 2020 Gorgonio Current Conditions


Yes, there is snow on Gorgonio’s north face—but if you want it you’ll have to work for it (more...)...

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April 27, 2020 Baldy Current Conditions

Baldy’s North Face

Here’s Mount Baldy’s north face, as seen from near the summit of Throop Peak (more...)...

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March 28, 2020 Los Angeles With Clean Air Current Conditions

Los Angeles With Clean Air

Thanks to our continued unsettled weather and our unprecedented statewide sequestration, Los Angeles is currently enjoying air quality (more...)...

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February 13, 2020 Sierra Snowpack Update Current Conditions

Sierra Snowpack Update

We were off to such a good start this winter, but the storm spigot closed essentially at the end of December (more...)...

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January 27, 2020 Snow Valley Sunday Current Conditions

Snow Valley Sunday

Sunday at Snow Valley was a handsome day, starting out mostly cloudy and then finishing off with a nice burst of sunshine in the afternoon (more...)...

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December 29, 2019 San Jacinto Grind Current Conditions

San Jacinto Grind

A truism of Southern California is you don’t get good SoCal skiing unless you risk getting bad SoCal skiing (more...)...

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December 25, 2019 Christmas Snow Current Conditions

Christmas Snow

We were just about to head to the car yesterday when they suddenly opened Chair 23 (more...)...

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November 30, 2019 November Snow Current Conditions

November Snow

I tried I tried I tried to get some classic L.A. skyline-and-snow shots, but the clouds have just not been cooperating (more...)...

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November 26, 2019 November Current Conditions


These high-resolution GOES-17 images are stunning. Here’s your surprise Thanksgiving bomb cyclone (more...)...

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October 31, 2019 Happy Halloween Current Conditions

Happy Halloween

For Southern California, winds are expected to resolve by Sunday, as a blocking high sets up which should keep us calm (more...)...

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