Snow on the Altamont

As I left my office this afternoon I walked to my car through light rain.

I knew that I would have a difficult commute home as it had been raining throughout the afternoon.

As I headed out to the highway I noticed that the raindrops on my windshield looked a little different. It brought back memories of rain turning to snow.

The traffic was heavy as I headed toward the Altamont. As I approched the base of the Altamont the rain turned into sleet.

altamont snow, california snow, commute, rare snow eventAs I started up the Altamont I saw traces of snow along the side of the road.

altamont snow, california snow, commute, rare snow eventAs I continued on there was more snow.

altamont snow, california snow, commute, rare snow eventAt the top of the Altamont Pass you could see snow up on the hills.

altamont snow, california snow, commute, rare snow eventHere you can see that there was a bit more snow fall up at the top. It had stopped snowing, but earlier when it was falling it had really slowed traffic down.

altamont snow, california snow, commute, rare snow eventAs I started to descend the Altamont, this was one of the last places where there was snow along the road.

Further along there was a place where I could look back at the Livermore Hills and the peaks were all covered with snow.

This is a rare event to have snow this low on the Altamont Pass. I have only seen it a couple times before.

I am sure that I will have a scenic drive tomorrow with the snow covered hills.

Steven

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