SNOWSTORM HITS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER- By
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.
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
these amazing pictues Below"