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Photo: Nice Wintery Scene at Mount Wilson Observatory

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Here's what it looked like at the Mount Wilson Observatory at 10:13 a.m. this morning, thanks to the live towercam. The UCLA owned facility is located in the San Gabriel Mountains at 5,700 feet elevation. The temperature is 24 degrees and about 7 inches of snow lay on the ground. It's amazing that this is only a 32 mile drive (less mileage if you were a bird) from downtown Los Angeles.

For the Record: An earlier version of this post indicated that the Angeles Crest Highway was closed. It is only closed between Islip Saddle and Big Pines in the eastern portion of the forest. Additionally, various county-maintained roads, including a large portion of the Angeles Forest Highway, are closed. Keep up to date by using the state's and county's road closure websites.

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