Valencia Peak floating in a sea of white at Montaña de Oro State Park. A dome of high pressure,  gale-force afternoon northwesterly winds, marine low clouds and strong temperature inversion layer are producing severe temperature gradients, all which is represented by this photograph.
Valencia Peak floating in a sea of white at Montaña de Oro State Park. A dome of high pressure, gale-force afternoon northwesterly winds, marine low clouds and strong temperature inversion layer are producing severe temperature gradients, all which is represented by this photograph. John Lindsey Special to The Tribune
Valencia Peak floating in a sea of white at Montaña de Oro State Park. A dome of high pressure, gale-force afternoon northwesterly winds, marine low clouds and strong temperature inversion layer are producing severe temperature gradients, all which is represented by this photograph. John Lindsey Special to The Tribune

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .