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The California Drought as Photographed From Space

The extreme state of California's drought is clearly shown in this satellite comparison from January of last year to this past Monday, January 14. The Sierra Nevada mountains are generally a blanket of snow, but this year there's barely any snow pictured. The Central Valley, normally at least partially green this time of year, is a barren wasteland of brown. Unfortunately, no break is in sight as a high pressure along the West Coast will ward of snow for the next two weeks.

· The Case of California's Disappearing Snow [The Atlantic Cities]
· The Tahoe Daily Snow [Open Snow]