White Grand Canyon

Snow In Grand Canyon

A New Year’s winter storm bought record low temperatures, damaging winds and a snowstorm to the southwestern United States, blanketing the world-famous Grand Canyon. Northern Arizona received widespread snowfall totals of over four inches on New Year’s Eve and Day.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). Nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests that the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.

The snow has since cleared and you can see more photos of the storm and aftermath on the Grand Canyon National Park’s Flickr page. Source Wiki

Photograph by Michael Quinn/NPS

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