Snow hits parts of southern California

Unique look: Both snow – and tropical vegetation are seen outside one Yucaipa residence

Residents in Los Angeles suburbs were dealing with near-freezing temperatures, snow and ice early Thursday as a blustery winter storm swept across the West.

Further south, even Las Vegas suburbs were hit with unexpected snow flurries.

The winter weather came as an extremely unusual surprise for the two areas – which are both known for sunny weather and much warmer temperatures.

Snow hit multiple suburbs in Southern California, including Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Irvine…

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  • ntt1

    what a break for stylish fur coat owners, for the time being they won’t be limited to partying in air conditioned rooms.
    On a more serious note. I hope this bolsters the snow pack in the mountains and helps break the drought they have been under these last few years

    • Frau Katze

      I hope so too.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Global warming/climate change is a bitch.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That is a shit ton of Global Warming right there. Hopefully someone will see the wisdom of passing laws outlawing heating or cooling their homes which can only make it worse.

  • simus1

    … further south, even Las Vegas suburbs ……..

    LA is now north of Las Vegas?
    That must have been the biggest global warming windstorm system ever.

  • Freedom

    I bet they are happy with the extra water from the snow at this point in time.

  • Alain

    The snow may be rather unusual, but from personal experience LA is not warm this time of year. In 1973 I flew there from Sydney, Nova Scotia for Christmas and New Year to visit long time friends from France who were posted there. While there was no snow it was bloody cold (freezing temperatures at night) and not what I had hoped for. It was also a dive and other than enjoying the time spent with my friends I was not at all impressed.