a mountain range in E California. Highest peak, Mt. Whitney, 14,495 feet (4,420 meters).
a mountain range in S Spain. Highest peak, Mulhacén, 11,420 feet (3,480 meters).
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How to use Sierra Nevada in a sentence
Sierra Nevada wants to see how you're making the most of the warmer months outdoors, no matter the adventure.
Widespread triple digit heat in the San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, Kern County desert, and Coastal Range Thursday, resulting in a dangerous risk for heat-related illnesses.‘Mega-heat wave’ is peaking in the West, breaking records and intensifying drought, fires | Jason Samenow, Diana Leonard | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
By June 1, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was at zero percent of its average, and California’s governor had declared a drought emergency in two-thirds of the state’s counties.The Drought in the West Is Bad and It’s Gonna Get Worse | Heather Hansman | June 16, 2021 | Outside Online
Monitoring stations across California’s Sierra Nevada range are registering some of the driest conditions on record for this point in the year.The American West is bracing for a hot, dry, and dangerous summer | James Temple | May 20, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
At issue was a $35 million Walt Disney resort to be built in the Mineral King Valley of California’s Sierra Nevada.Christopher Stone, environmental scholar who championed fundamental rights of nature, dies at 83 | Emily Langer | May 19, 2021 | Washington Post
These companies include SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, Sierra Nevada Space Systems, and more.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon | Matthew R. Francis | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A ski and snowboard week held in the jagged Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The Sierra Nevada, in some places 13,000 feet in height, extends along the western boundary of the State.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
Entered the seven mile Kanyon, which begins the real pass of the Sierra Nevada.Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 | E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
These are tellingly related in that classic volume, "Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada."Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
That capital for the most part lies east of the Missouri and west of the Sierra Nevada.
According to my calculation it could not be more than three hundred miles to the Sierra Nevada, or about twenty days journey.Lillian Morris, and Other Stories | Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for Sierra Nevada
(sɪˈɛərə nɪˈvɑːdə) a mountain range in E California, parallel to the Coast Ranges. Highest peak: Mount Whitney, 4418 m (14 495 ft)
(Spanish ˈsjɛrra neˈβaða) a mountain range in SE Spain, mostly in Granada and Almería provinces. Highest peak: Cerro de Mulhacén, 3478 m (11 411 ft)
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Cultural definitions for Sierra Nevada
Mountain range in eastern California.
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