Los Angeles, known for its sunny weather and warm temperatures, experienced something many of residents haven't seen in years last Thursday, February 21: snow!
According to forecasters, a cold weather system hit SoCal in just the right way to let a tiny sprinkling of snowflakes to reach the ground.
As of 1250hrs, snow is falling at the 1500’ level in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA. Roads will be sli… https://t.co/rg8ESsiL3I— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps)1550782700.0
Residents of Hollywood, both high-profile and low-profile, simply couldn't handle it!
Snowing in Calabasas! @RebeccaRomijn https://t.co/GhoSVZc5WE— Jerry O'Connell (@Jerry O'Connell)1550781309.0
#Breaking #Snowing and Sticking in Rancho Cucamonga right now @CBSLA #CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk https://t.co/xit5eO9FTN— michele gile (@michele gile)1550788347.0
SNOW IN PASADENA. LA county is seeing snow! What the heck?! ⛄️❄️ https://t.co/gYEJr3CK7n— Kimberly🇲🇽 (@Kimberly🇲🇽)1550786473.0
#LASnow #Snowing #GlobalWarming Snow and deer in the La Crescenta Foothills! Tell me what the heck is happening?! https://t.co/QbYXyTwnlt— LukeTheDude101 (@LukeTheDude101)1550787261.0
People were LOSING THEIR MINDS!
It’s snowing in LA!! The world is ending.... 🤪🤯🤪 #snowinla @KatherineKellyL https://t.co/2etLVuo6LA— dominique zoida (@dominique zoida)1550781422.0
It's #SNOWING in #NELA #LASnow #HighlandPark https://t.co/KHjbj8gCSG— Gor-Jess (@Gor-Jess)1550786439.0
Snow in LA and people are 🤯 https://t.co/WFto9hchTD— Jeff Martin (@Jeff Martin)1550784310.0
People in LA act like they have never seen Snow before when in reality everyone here has been to a Hollywood Hills Party. #LASnow— Dean Delray (@Dean Delray)1550797450.0
YALL ITS SNOWING LOS ANGELES https://t.co/3vG5prSWJu— Donny (@Donny)1550784207.0
Cars on the road stopped just to watch the weather...
I think I was a little too excited... I stopped my car and got out lmfao #LASnow https://t.co/dURVD9cimr— Alexis (@Alexis)1550785599.0
"this thing just fell from the sky, here in LA- OH IT JUST LANDED ON MY SCREEN! LOOK AT THIS, It'S LIkE sNoW" 🤣🤣🤣… https://t.co/6CNiyTLGjg— ɒЯɒꙄ 🎗️💜 (@ɒЯɒꙄ 🎗️💜)1550787961.0
the twins’ reaction to the snow in LA is so heart melting i- 🥺 https://t.co/zGYfgTpLup— ً (@ً)1550794166.0
It was a chilly day in LA, with temperatures reaching down to a shiver-worthy 43 degrees.
Since that is well above freezing, one might wonder how ANY snow, even the little bit witnessed in these videos, is possible. Kristen Stewart, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, explained the precipitation to Buzzfeed News:
"When precipitation forms it may form as snow. As it falls it may not melt into rain whether that's a very thin layer of warmer temperatures or if it's falling fast enough."
IT'S SNOWING IN NORTHRIDGE!!! That is all ❄️🤗 https://t.co/Ngeid0RpvO #snow #snowing #northridge #SoCal #LA #FOXLA… https://t.co/HrG9243c46— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOX 11 Los Angeles)1550786454.0
It's snowing in Pasadena. Honest-to-goodness snow. Didn't realize life in the Los Angeles area included this kind of weather.— Nathan Fenno (@Nathan Fenno)1550784434.0
Southern California's history of snow is a brief but exciting one!
We just saw #snow at The Huntington! And it’s not the first time we’ve seen snow in L.A. In January 1949, we receiv… https://t.co/rrgx4ZUsrf— The Huntington (@The Huntington)1550787211.0
❄️❄️The great 1949 LA snow storm🌴🌴"The Rose Bowl was transformed into “a dishpan full of milk,” by one account. An… https://t.co/TbBq6I8cHV— Shelby Grad (@Shelby Grad)1550775872.0
One Twitter user was quick to point out, however, that weather anomalies like this one may very well be a sign of worse to come.
Snow in LA is nothing to celebrate...it’s a warning to start serving the planet better 🙏🏿— WS (@WS)1550789837.0
@wesleysnipes It's happening all over the globe, massive temperature differences from day to day, it's influencing… https://t.co/YCDKUe2MxZ— MIKE (@MIKE)1550790296.0
LA is about to be underwater and Las Vegas has snow sticking and y’all still don’t believe in global warming?????? Lordt.— call me ani (@call me ani)1550547716.0
While it may not have snowed in downtown LA, we'll always have the videos to show those magical flakes falling on this strange, wonderous day!
For those covering LA's snowfall, some facts. It snows in Los Angeles County every year. It has snowed in the city… https://t.co/DJLvCxf14J— Alissa Walker (@Alissa Walker)1550784293.0