Snow from West Coast Storms
March 16, 2003
During December 2002 a series of storms dropped large amounts of snow on the northern Sierra Nevada and rain in Northern California's lower elevations. This image from the MODIS instrument shows both the snow around Lake Tahoe (right) and the rain-swollen Sacramento River (left).
Topics: Weather, Douglas County, Nevada, Great Basin, Sierra Nevada, Winter storms of 2006–07, Winter storms of 2007–08, Nevada, Sacramento, California, Placer County, California, Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California