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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Photos: Snow! In Berkeley!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 3:08 PM

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Photos by Meredith Brody

The news outlets have been falling all over themselves in the last few days, sending hapless reporters up Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais, in order to send us footage of snow atop these usually green mountains.

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But hey! Those are the highest mountains in the area (that's why they call them Mount). Even more amazing, to our jaded eyes, was the sight of snow in the Berkeley hills (note: hills), covering Tilden Park and even, at lower altitudes, the Grizzly Peak Stables, turning normally verdant pastures into the Swiss alps at Christmastime. The hills have received snow flurries from time to time over the decades, but they usually melt as they hit the ground. Rarely do they even stick around long enough to allow one to whip out the trusty old Kodak.


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These pictures were taken on a foggy Tuesday afternoon, on Grizzly Peak

Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas, showing drifts of snow that had fallen

the day before, while humming "oh the weather outside is frightful, let

it snow, let it snow, let it snow."

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