SoCal got an awesome New Years surprise- 6-7 inches of snow.
Snow fell in several cities in the county of Riverside, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, this New Years Eve. Both cities Wildomar and Temecula experienced snow, which is very rare, as Riverside is known to be one of the hottest counties in SoCal. To experience snow in the winter, locals drive up to the mountains 2 hours away.
Residents had to deal with the unexpected snowstorm, which was accompanied with heavy gusts of winds, the best they knew how to. Some cars had to be abandoned during the messy morning for commuters and many front yards needed to be shoveled (or “broomed”), but the worst outcome of that day was reported by Fox News. At least 5 people died from toppling trees, and more than 180 motorists had to be rescued after they were stranded by the snow on mountain highways.
Residents drove carefully as the snow quickly turned to tons of water on the road as the day passed, but while the snow was there, kids and kids at heart made snow angels, went sledding, had snowball fights, and just enjoyed having a fun change in weather to start off 2015 right.