Snow in San Francisco is first in 35 years

By Reuters
Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:53 EDT
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snow fell overnight in areas of San Francisco for the first time in 35 years, the Weather Channel reported on Saturday.

Trained spotters also reported snow in the San Joaquin Valley of California, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm system that could bring snow to Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Saturday is expected to move across Nevada and Utah with snow reaching Arizona, Colorado and northern New Mexico later this evening, said AccuWeather.com meteorologist Heather Buchman in an online report.

In addition to the rare snowfall event, record low temperatures could hit California in the morning hours over the next few days, said Weather Channel meteorologist Chris Dolce.

(Reporting by Lauren Keiper; Editing by Greg McCune)

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  • Anonymous

    Who will be the first to blame this on “global warming?”

  • Anonymous

    Who will be the first to deny it?

  • dula

    whoever denied it supplied it

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Oh, well, that’s proof that there’s no global warming. If it’s snows, it’s not warm, right? Riiiiight!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Hardly the first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOO5JIYNYXAHBUJRQR6ZV33RVY gail

    You would need pretty highly trained spotters to have seen the snow in San Francisco. The skies were clear. A few raindrops at best.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    I was in Berkeley in 1975 when it snowed a LOT more than this wimpy little dusting. Between SF, Berkeley and Fairfield, the ground was totally covered with snow. You could ski on it. This was nothing. Your insinuation means nothing.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    The record memory of people is amazing. This “snow” is nothing compared to what we had in 1975. I bussed to Fairfield, CA from Berkeley that day and we had a thick blanket of snow all the way to Fairfield and likely north to Sacto. And it stayed overnight.

  • Anonymous

    Look out it’s global warming again

  • Elim

    There was snow in Monterey county starting at 3 pm Saturday. Just a couple of inches, but it stayed until Sunday afternoon. My location is barely 100 feet above sea level.

  • Elim

    I remember snow in Santa Cruz county at that time as well.

  • Elim

    It doesn’t matter if it’s as hot as hell or as cold as a witches’ tit, the global warming enthusiasts will blame global warming every time.

  • http://ingaza.wordpress.com/ the dissenter

    And the global warming deniers will always find a way to dismiss it.

  • http://gaia-health.com/ Heidi Stevenson

    “Trained snow spotters”? You have to be trained for the job?