Snowstorm of Winter 2019

Snow in the Desert

^Towne Pass along highway 190, Panamint Mountains, Death Valley National Park, late December 2019.

December 30, 2019 - In early December 2019 the California and Nevada deserts received a large snowstorm in early December. The snow stuck. The Las vegas news channels reported that this is the 9nth wettest year ever for southern Nevada, and the rainiest year since 2005. Enjoy these photos from our observations around the high desert.

^Towne Pass, 5,000 feet elevation.

^Snow down low on Tucki Mountain, Death Valley National Park. Seen from down in Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells.

^Northern Joshua trees in snow a few days ago, just south of Goldfield, Nevada.

^The Grapevine Mountains covered in snow, from the Mojave creosote-bursage desert in Amargosa Valley, Nevada.