ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — Residents woke up on Monday to a rare sighting of hail in Huntington Beach.
Although it did appear to look like snow, the National Weather Service has confirmed a dusting of pea-sized hail scattered throughout the area.
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) March 2, 2015
Shortly before 11:00 a.m., reports of nearby lightning strikes in Newport Beach prompted voluntary evacuations of all beaches, piers, and exposed areas, authorities added.
On Friday, the NWS issued a winter weather advisory for Southern California, which remains in effect through 6:00 p.m. this evening.