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Snow fell in the Bay Area last night

Flurries dusted peaks above 3,000 feet

Photo by UC Observatories / Lick Observatory

Glacial Bay Area temperatures following this week’s storm led to snow falling at peaks hovering above 3,000 feet. A rare icy treat, for sure. The Lick Observatory webcam shows that snow dropped on top of Mount Hamilton sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

And according to SFGate, “National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Anderson also suspects there's snow at the summits of Mounts Diablo and Tamalpais" up in the North Bay. The Mount Tam and Mount Diablo livecam, however suggests otherwise.

Exciting news, indeed, as the Bay Area hardly gets the chance to see snow. But for many a coastal California native, this morning’s snowfall atop Mount Hamilton is a winter wonderland of epic proportions.

In related news, Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra are being bombarded with the stuff. A section of Interstate 80 had to close Tuesday after blizzard conditions hit the Sierra. And North Bay towns in the Bay Area are still reeling from widespread flooding.