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Shouldn't There Be Like a Storm Watch or Something?

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We know that it was friggin cold last night, but what's up with the snap continuing today? It's been like four days of cold weather. Enough already. Though our East Coast brethren scoff and call us weather wimps, this is LA -- home of the Beach Boys and Baywatch. Hello...wasn't it 80 degrees last week? This weather, especially rain, is not good for Angelenos' perfectly coiffed hair -- and the cold, dry stuff is not good for our skin (says our dermatologist).

So you can imagine our surprise early this morning when we were driving along the 5 freeway, about 20 minutes north of Hollywood, when we saw something below the fog lifting off the local mountains. It was that other four-letter weather word not often spoken 'round here: Snow. (The above picture was taken just south of Magic Mountain.)

Someone call Johnny Mountain or Dallas Raines* quick. We need a Storm Watch '06...before it melts.

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(*This CrouchingDallas site has photos that only Angelenos will love and understand...)