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It Didn't Snow Much, But It Was Enough To Build Snowmen, And That's What Counts

A snowman made with dirty snow has gass for hair and blue eyes. Beyond the ground and hills have a dusting of snow.
Snow blankets the Angeles National Forest in L.A. County.
(Mario Tama
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Over the weekend, Los Angeles saw a rare display of snow. Social media was overrun with images of falling flakes as giddy Angelenos took to the streets, hills and parks to document the event.

As of Sunday, the National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of 40 inches on Mt. Wilson, 93 inches in Mountain High, 20-25 inches in Frazier Park near the Grapevine, and in La Crescenta, a total of...two inches.

Okay, so here on the ground we didn't get a ton of the white stuff, but it was enough for the dedicated among us to build snowmen; or, as one creator correctly noted, snowpeople (thank you, @siobhanhebron!).

Here are some of our faves:

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This snowperson, cleverly mouthed by an upturned twig, poses for a picture in La Cañada Flintridge. Arms akimbo in a classic influencer pose, it’s clearly not this snow individual’s first rodeo.

A small snowman built next to a dark blue pool. Snowflakes can be seen falling around it.
Courtesy Siobhan Hebron
(Siobhan Hebron

Taking a moment to ponder the near-impossibility of their own existence, this snowperson, captured by @siobhanhebron, enjoys the view of flakes hitting the water in La Crescenta.

A medium-sized black, white and tan dog stands next to a small snowman. The ground is also covered with snow.
Courtesy @sir_wrigglesworth

This tiny snowperson in the Mt. Baldy area is guarded by a loyal and intrepid pup, who also braved the cold in order to enjoy this rare SoCal weather event. Captured by @sir_wrigglesworth.

A snowman with sticks for its arms and mouth, a carrot for a nose and rocks for eyes.
Courtesy David Chrzanowski
(David Chrzanowski)

Here, a concerned and skeptical snowperson seems to have already guessed their fate. They were built in Idyllwild, so have perhaps a higher chance of sticking around for an extra day or two, but we all know how this ends.

What questions do you have about Southern California?

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