By CBSLA Staff

MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — Residents of Manhattan Beach woke up Friday morning to a fight they never expected to see on the sand — a snowball fight.

The morning started out with a rainbow overhead, usually a sign that the storm has passed, but Mother Nature had much more in store as rain and hail pelted the beach town shortly after.

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Waves of ice rolled down local streets and the normally brown sand turned white as hail piled up on the beach — enough for some folks to craft makeshift snowballs and take part in a snowball fight.