The weather outside is frightful today for many in Los Angeles, where winter mostly means throwing on a hoodie and (maybe) swapping flip-flops for a pair of Vans.
But Southern Californians are getting a tiny taste of the season, with snow potentially falling as low as 1,500 feet in some areas, cold winds and hail falling from the sky.
Pea-sized hail has reportedly fallen in Laurel Canyon, West Hollywood and beyond, though it’s been more of a flurry than a storm.
Some Angelenos sought shelter on social media, sharing their shock and awe at the rare local weather event.
I’m from LA ok and this like never happens here but AJDHDKSJSKS it was hailing… out here!!! In Los Angeles!!! 10/10 ~ pic.twitter.com/P0e2uNN1st
— mari✧ (@neptuniabox) February 19, 2018
IS IT HAILING?? IN LOS ANGELES?!?
*jumps out of car window screaming*
— Autumn Chiklis (@AutumnChiklis) February 19, 2018
It started hailing randomly for ten minutes in California today pic.twitter.com/dMdOOJEoyo
— Rosanna Pansino (@RosannaPansino) February 20, 2018
Hail in Los Angeles! Is the world ending? pic.twitter.com/mPbBUFq6cZ
— LandonAero (@landonaero) February 20, 2018
Hail in Los Angeles?!? Kathryn Brown pic.twitter.com/bR6x7pxLEI
— K Brown (@kebiana) February 19, 2018
Um it’s hailing in Los Angeles right now. pic.twitter.com/bYAX0Ud7Va
— Rebekah Weatherspoon (@RdotSpoon) February 19, 2018
Got hit in the head with a piece of hail while walking in Los Angeles.
— Emily Sands (@Emilysandddssss) February 19, 2018
There’s hail falling in Los Angeles. Alert the National Guard.
— Nick Howell (@datacenterdude) February 19, 2018
Son, we got hail coming down in LA. I am confusion, wtf is going on pic.twitter.com/wtxTgEFjUr
— Leslie Corona (@L_Woman5) February 19, 2018
my tia got a little too excited and she and my mom ran outside to see the hail
— ????? (@rebelxx_) February 20, 2018
LA culture is reacting to hail by taking photos and howling with joy
— Mellisha Stokes (@Mellisha1519) February 20, 2018
How come nobody is talking about the HAIL IN Los Angeles!!!
— Ayden R (@r_ayden205) February 20, 2018
I never thought I would experience hail in Los Angeles before…
— Phil Dunphy (@SweetLadyPandaa) February 19, 2018
Did I even spell that correctly lol
— Kyle (@KyleeeBerry) February 19, 2018