SEVERE WEATHER NEWS | Southern California gets a White Christmas- DECEMBER 18TH 2008
 

AMAZING SNOWSTORM HITS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER- By John Hallen

(MAJOR SNOW AND PARTIAL WATERSPOUTS) - SWS predicted an unusual and early winter storm due to a strong spinning low pressure front that approached from the Gulf of Alaska. This spinning low came right in the Southern California region, unleashing the most unusual winter weather for this time of year not witnessed in the region since 1979. The below images show some amazing pictures of what occured on December 17th and 18th. As this spinning low came onshore, there were waterspout funnels, major rainfall on the coastal plain, and up to 72 inches of snow in parts of the San Gabriel mountains. The low snow level and the amount of accumulation is most unusual for the Southern California region. The occurance and timing of this front was responsible for this rare outbreak of winter weather, Enjoy these "amazing" photos as witnessed by John Hallen along the journey.

This snowstorm covered the entire southern part of California with a white blanket that extended well beyond the Nevada state line. "See the image at the bottom of page taken from the top of the mountain".. John did finally get up to the resort area to ski, as It took 2 attempts. Here are some amazing pictures of this insane rare winter event for Southern California.

"See these amazing pictues Below"

       
   
       
   
       
   
       
   
       
       



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