Get an Astronaut’s View of Northern California and the Snowy Sierra from the International Space Station

The month of December has seen a drenching of Northern California, with storms bringing 10+ feet of snow to the Sierra and helping all the mountains with a fresh coat of snow. The early-season snow is a welcomed sight, since it can only help deliver the region from a decade of drought.

The new snowpack was on full display as the International Space Station passed over Northern California on December 21st. It captured video of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and shared it on the ISS Above Twitter account.

The footage showed fog covering the Sacramento Valley and a thick layer of snow on the Sierra Nevada. The clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe were clearly visible in the video, while the smaller Folsom Lake may have been overlooked due to the wall of fog hovering above it.

Here are the videos:

Let’s hope the snowfall keeps coming in NorCal!

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