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…