Locals surprised and delighted.
The first of a series of several storm systems moved into the Southern California region this weekend, bringing rain, hail and snow to many communities.
The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that locals were surprised and delighted by the snow along Malibu Canyon, a key artery connecting the coast to the San Fernando Valley:
A rare dusting of snow in Malibu on Saturday surprised locals, with some drivers so delighted they pulled over to frolic in the foreign whiteness.
Officer Stephan Brandt of the California Highway Patrol said shortly after 5 p.m. his department received a report of multiple drivers stopping and parking near the Malibu Canyon Tunnel.
“They were playing in the snow,” said Brandt, who advised such activities were “dangerous” and unwise.
Local KTLA-5 reported:
A second weather system will bring the possibility of additional rain along with mountain snow at lower elevations from Sunday night through Tuesday.
Forecasters warned that the storm could have a “major impact” on Monday and Tuesday,” bringing widespread rain and significant snow in the mountains.
Thanks to Don Wilkening and tomOmason for these links