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JayOtheMountains

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Drove in on the 14th to the awesome sight of the valley completely socked in by fog. Talked to some folks who have been there for 2+ weeks and on the 12th after the rain the fog rolled in via Steel Pass. It lifted on the 14th and we were under cloud cover until late Friday when a storm rolled in. It snowed on the East side of the valley and blew some rain through. Saturday was partly cloudy and the sun worshipers rejoiced. It was sunny and beautiful yesterday. I didn't want to leave.

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wbdeford

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 #17 
Great!!  Thanks for sharing these pics.  They are fantastic.  Would love to see if you have more.

skcolb

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Here's a shot looking at the soup in Saline Valley from Hunter Mountain Road Sunday 1/14. We were fascinated by it.

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kzymurgy

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Here is a shot looking down onto Racetrack Valley last Saturday the 13th was even thicker on Sunday

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James Sel

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 #20 
Fog imo
wbdeford

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Thanks, James.  Looking over in the San Jaoquin Valley, the clouds similarly seem parked there.  But the coast, the Sierras, Hunter Mountain and the Inyos are clear.  The 13th has one of the crisper images:

http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php?satellite=t1&product=true_color&date=2018_01_13_013&overlay_sector=false&overlay_state=true&overlay_coastline=true&sector=USA5&resolution=1000m
James Sel

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If it was ten days straight its not common. It does happen from time to time and its a little rare. Perhaps it from an inversion layer in part.
wbdeford

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I check the satellite images of DVNP occasionally, and noticed that since the rain that fell roughly 11 days ago, there was a constant state of clouds over the Saline Valley and Racetrack area, even when it was sunny elsewhere.  Today was the first day since that time when it appears it was sunny.  Is this a common occurrence or known pattern for the area?  You can see the images here.

This one is January 10, where you can see both the Saline Valley (very top and slightly right of center) is covered with clouds:

http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php?satellite=t1&product=true_color&date=2018_01_10_010&overlay_sector=false&overlay_state=true&overlay_coastline=true&sector=USA5&resolution=2000m

Step through them one by one by clicking Next Day, and you can see that for many days, the same cloud pattern seems parked there through the 18th.  The 19th has other clouds that make it difficult to see, and then finally on the 20th, it's cleared out.

I'm extremely curious about this, so if anyone can shed any light on it, please do!

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