Let’s talk about GLOBAL WARMING! Light snow is falling at very low elevations around greater Los Angeles as a very cold storm passes through. Yes, it snowed in the city of Los Angeles on Thursday, a rare event creating excitement and confusion in the metro area. The last time it snowed in downtown Los Angeles was in January 1962. Snow has dusted portions of Los Angeles County over the years, most recently in 2007.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department air operations section posted video of snow falling in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu Thursday afternoon.
As of 1250hrs, snow is falling at the 1500’ level in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA. Roads will be slippery. Please drive safely! #LAweather @NWSLosAngeles @CHPWestValley @CaltransDist7 pic.twitter.com/jrgxlGg4Vr— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) February 21, 2019
And actor Jerry O’Connell recorded video of himself as snow fell in nearby Calabasas.
The National Weather Service had said the snow level could lower to 1,000 feet (305 meters).
At Noon, scattered rain and snow showers becoming more numerous across #SoCal. Isolated thunderstorms are possible along with small hail. Snow levels could briefly drop to 1000 ft today! #CAwx #LARain #CAstorm pic.twitter.com/WizXn9YLqy— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 21, 2019
The Los Angeles County Sheriff and others also tweeted pictures of the snow.
Good Morning from 1 of our coldest patrol stations! Last night #LASD @PalmdaleSheriff got a little bit of snow. No big deal 30 degrees or 110 degrees, Deputies grab a hoop & patrol. We will be testing for Deputy Sheriff Trainee in #AV411 this weeknd #Palmdale #ThursdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/SRSNPIWJ1E— LA County Sheriff’s (@LASDHQ) February 21, 2019