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Snow from West Coast Storms
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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).