Extremely Rare Snow for California Valleys


By Brian Lada

Snow is forecast to fall in unusual spots this weekend that have not seen a measurable snowfall in over a decade.

Additionally, cold air will settle in across the Golden State, challenging record lows for dozens of cities.

A system swinging across California will continue to deliver snow across the Sierra Nevada through Saturday, which is common for this time of year.

However, some of this snow will make its way down into the lower elevations of the San Joaquin Valley, a rare event for residents in cities such as Fresno.

“Fresno could have their first snow since Dec. 15, 2008,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak said. “The last time they had ‘measurable’ snow was Dec. 20, 1998, when there was half an inch.”

Little to no accumulation is expected across the valley floor, but 1 to 3 inches may be seen in the…

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