LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A winter storm pounding Los Angeles County has brought hail and rain to the region, as well as snow to the Cajon Pass along Interstate 15 and Interstate 5 through the Grapevine.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Talks With Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service

Forecasters Saturday predicted record low temperatures, along with frost and snow to elevations as low as a thousand feet, across the region.

Showers early Saturday dumped up to three inches of rain in the foothills above Los Angeles, and about a half-inch downtown. Some roads were closed late Friday because of minor debris flow runoff in areas burned by wildfires in 2009.

The snow level dropped to 1,500 feet in parts of Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Luis Obispo counties. The weather service says snow could fall at low elevations in the Santa Monica Mountains and in the Antelope and the Santa Clarita valleys.

Forecasters predict another 6-12 inches of the white powder could accumulate, especially at higher elevations. As a result, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until 9 p.m.

The Cajon Pass remained open while the Grapevine closed Saturday night.

Forecasters say temperatures could dip into the mid 30s after dark in downtown Los Angeles and into the low 30s near beaches, Wooland Hills and Calabasas.

There has also been something forecasters are calling graupel, soft hail or snow pellets, another rarity for Southern California.

Elsewhere, Santa Anita Canyon Road in Arcadia has been closed for the weekend as a result of debris slides that have blocked a portion of the road.

Rain is expected to move out of the region in time for Sunday’s Academy Awards, but the red carpet will likely be chilly and tents have already been put up just incase.

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Comments (57)
  1. James Hanson says:

    “The planet has a fever!” – Al Gore

    1. the truth says:

      Why is the same person posting under so many different aliases? Will report!

  2. Alice Ramirez says:

    Argh! Call the ALGORE! The globe is indeed warming!

    1. the truth says:

      You never heard of cold sweat?

  3. Dinah Kanser says:

    Al Gore is running out of places to hide!

    1. pismoclam says:

      He’s hiding in a message parlor. Give me a ‘Frontal’ please.

  4. Musicman says:

    I’m freezing my arse off here in SW Riverside county. Can we PLEASE have global warming back…

  5. Le Roi says:

    The Idiot Al buys a house in Santa Barbara and now we have record cold! I blame Al, and my scientific evidence is as sound as his!

    1. Irving says:

      Al also bought property on the waterfront in SF…Meanwhile saying the oceans were going to rise…He’s a LIAR!

      1. the truth says:

        The house isn’t in danger but the rise in the ocean level has been verified by thousands of scientists across the globe.

    2. the truth says:

      You are shameful.

    3. the truth says:

      He’s quoting other scientists and you total lack of evidence is no match for their reams of data. Why are you in denial? Can’t get laid on a saturday night?

      1. robert g says:

        “~BREAKING NEWS:
        The West Side Highway Is Not Underwater­.. And Nobody Knows Why!
        In 1988 Hansen did an interview with Rob Reiss. Hansen was asked (as they looked out a NY city window) “If what you’re saying about the greenhouse effect is true, is anything going to look different down there in 20 years?”
        The answer was “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water.”
        Well it’s 20 years later and the last time I looked the West Side Highway is not under water or anywhere close. So far the AGW predictions have been 100% wrong. To bad reality doesn’t read the predictions from thousands of scientists.

  6. Right Cross says:

    Quick! Everybody go outside and start you car in the driveway and let it run. We need more carbon in the atmosphere to warm things up!! Where is Al Gore when you need him?

  7. GlobalWarmingMyA says:

    Where are you, Algore? We always here from you during hot spells in the summer.

  8. shemp says:

    Man, sure glad we decided to tax CO2. Just imagine how hot it’d be if’n we didunt.

  9. Third Leg says:

    The Goreacle created the Internet. Cut him some slack.

  10. Tim says:

    Didn’t you all get the memo? It’s not just global warming, it’s climate change- just about covers anything out of the norm, and can be blamed on us evil humans….

  11. Paul says:

    Al Gore we want our Nobel Peace Prize and money returned immediately and The Academy wants their Oscar back as well!!!

    1. Alan says:

      Al, the children starving in the third world would also appreciate your cutting down on your caloric intake.

  12. Joe in Calif says:

    So – what we could expect from a cooling world? “the cooling temperatures . . . causes an increase in extremes of local weather such as droughts, floods, extended dry spells, long freezes, delayed monsoons and even local temperature increases . .. ”

    That quote is from the April 29, 1975 issue of Newsweek on the coming Ice Age . . . does any of that sound familiar? Maybe Al Gore got his warming and cooling wrong, and just decided to run with it – whats it matter? Warming, cooling? I can make a living either way . . .

    1. davec says:

      The Laws of Thermodynamics say that the Earth has no option but to get warmer. Its the SUN…

      But I guess the Religion of Gore isnt interested in Science?

  13. mark weinstein says:

    hard to believe how ignorant y’all are to even be mentioning
    Al Gore- he’s had his finger on the actual science of all this
    for decades–> weather dynamics are changing- get a life &
    stop with the christian bologna—> c’mon, fools !!!!!!!!

    1. Roberta Hansen says:

      Who is the fool, mark weinstein. Me thinks it is you! And that bologna? You and Al are full of it

    2. kathleen says:

      haha..totally agree! Easier to rebuff science and repeat some ridiculous Palin quote than “read” or learn about extreme weather changes.

  14. Sam says:

    Don’t understand what they mean by record lows. Working on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles in the ’70’s, walked to work in 28 degree weather. That was actually warm to me coming from -30 in northern Idaho.

  15. Hank Warren says:

    Fake global warming and carbon taxes, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    1. Google "Georgia Guidestones" says:

      @Hank Warren
      It’s more than a violation of rights (which would be enough of an effront). The climate change dogma is part of a systematic population-reduction agenda. If billionaire criminal Al Gore got his way in implementing the global warming fraud, millions (if not billions) would die in the resulting food shortages, pestilence, and wars. Gore wants to graduate from petty snake-oil conman to global super villian.

  16. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    At this point anyone that believes anything Al Gore says, does or thinks must be more medicated than a Lady Gaga groupie locked in a pharmacy overnight.


  17. dona levertt says:

    I know that Al Gore is in church right now, praying for rain as he sings the chant he wrote many years ago. It is called: The Gre GOR ian chant.

  18. Daniel Anderson says:

    Its cold here in Arizona where is global warming?

  19. SCHIZOLIBBER says:


  20. Pat says:

    very intrested in seeing them from the valley

  21. Jim says:

    For the millionth time, Global Warming does NOT mean every single place in the entire WORLD will be warm at the same time, it means OVERALL things will be warmer and they have been!!! Just because you get cold temperatures here and there does NOT mean Global Warming does not Exist!! Its the OVERALL Average Temperature of the Entire Globe NOT just Los Angeles!! HOW big of a moron must you guys be???

  22. Mike moon says:

    When are the libs going to say that they have made enough money with this global warming scam? Soros is always bragging about all the billions he has made.Most all the riots in the middle east are caused by either food costs or shortages. Yet, the greedy libs are turning more and more food into ethanol, thus raising the cost of food and creading larger and larger shortages of food.
    When are libs going to care about people more than greed?

  23. Corinne says:

    It’s freezing in Los Angeles, hope it warms up soon. Can’t wait til summer.

  24. Kereg Bender says:

    Anyone falling for the global warming scam? If so, I am sure Bernie Madoff has some great investment advice for you. Global warming dupes: your brains are pea-sized!

  25. JohnHenry says:

    People ….. It’s, properly called, “gore-bull” warming !

  26. Brian says:

    Hey idiots, read Jims post, unless of course they don’t teach you godfearing republicans to read. Climate change is real and you can hate it and it’s messengers all you want. Won’t make it invalid or go away… Please read a book besides the bible and LEARN SOMETHING!!!

    1. socalmal says:

      You need to learn not to follow blindly. Just admit when you’re wrong- Republicans can accept that. How many books have you read that DID NOT go along with your preconceived ideas about Global Warning, which you now call Climate Change? Christians still love you, whether you want them to or not.

  27. TrueBlue says:

    Climate is changing. It has always gone in a cyclic pattern
    Al gore and GW scientists have already been exposed manipulating data
    Top scientists agree GW is a hoax
    Why do GW believers resort to personal attacks and childish insults
    Let’s talk facts people… Scientists manipulated data and destroyed data and Al Gore made money from it
    Somebody please post a link to prove GW and I promise to read it
    Just stop loving Gore so much you are blinded to the deception!

  28. TrueBlue says:

    On January 31st, noted meteorologist, Dr. Roy W. Spencer, blogged that “No serious climate researcher—including the ones I disagree with believes global warming can cause colder weather unless they have become delusional as a result of some sort of mental illness.”


    In late 2009 the wheels began to come off of Al Gore’s and the IPCC hoax when thousands of emails between the key perpetrators of its rigged computer climate models were posted to the Internet. Everyone could learn about the conspiracy of lies that were the foundation of global warming.


  29. Kereg Bender says:

    Brian is obviously very simple minded.

  30. KCLA says:

    Al Gore invented the Global Warming!

  31. Bill from the Hill says:

    Back about 20 I remember freezing weather like this… near in and around 40 F. But there were actual seasons.

    Summer was summer… winter it rained it was cold… Sprint was spring! Fall was fall with all the fall crispy sunny weather. I think its all the immigration overpopulation and over consumption… look around… drive through LA. All that junk in the air, all this life… all of it creates a lot of energy that confuses the weather in this nasty basin.

    Go, drive outside… tell me what you see. And they DO NOT care about the environment.

  32. Lilia Cuellar says:

    wow, it amazes me to read how many undeducated fools we have, educate yourself on global warming then youll finally understand you schmucks…..

  33. Yep me again says:

    Al’s got it right, study up ya nay sayers!

  34. Robear says:

    indeed! People are like moles, can’t see a thing beyond their noses. The changes to our planet’s weather aren’t called “GLOBAL” for no reason. But yet, if some hillbilly sees snow in his back yard for the first time in 20 years, he’ll say that Al Gore is a sham, without pondering why the last 19 years have been so warm…

    The extreme weather that the east coast and Europe has been experiencing over the last couple winters can be attributed, paradoxically, to the warming of the Atlantic Ocean, which in turn disrupts the Gulf Stream, which is a wider “river” of warm water that has been keeping northern Europe from freezing… well, not anymore!

    So, yes, blame Gore for the snow on your front porch, while conveniently out of sight, the north pole continues to melt until the arctic ocean is free of ice…

  35. Nancy says:

    The earth is flat! The sun rotates around the earth, too. Oh for the Enlightenment. Save the Enlightenment!

  36. Judith Wilson says:

    Gore is was and always has been an idiot. This is a conspiracy to take away more of our rights. Hey Guys, the sky is falling. Our memories are short. Wasn’t it twenty or so years ago that we were having global cooling.?

    How can any intelligent people believe that in a few short years that anything can cause a major global disruption. This is a cyclical situation, just as TrueBlue says. Wake up and smell the coffee Gore fans.

  37. Lonny James says:

    How much time that you’ll never get back did you waste posting fake comments about Al Gore?
    You could have burned a couple dozen tires or chopped down a few Redwoods in that time.
    I think your letting everyone down by spending that time here instead of plundering some part of mother earth.

  38. Jason G. says:

    Californians are all pansies. I work in construction in Northern Michigan. Try building something out in -20 degree weather. Heaven forbid the temperature ever fall below 50 degrees in California. NOBODY CARES THAT IT IS A LITTLE BIT CHILLY OUTSIDE.

  39. Al Gore says:

    I invented the internet!

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