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 Storm clouds move east on Saturday, revealing a view of downtown Los Angeles and the snow-dusted mountains beyond. (Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times / February 26, 2011)

Snow — or something like snow — falls in some parts of L.A. County
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The snow level in L.A. County as of Saturday evening was about 1,700 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier reports had forecast snow as low as 1,000 feet.

But even below that, there was hail, ice pellets and a frozen variety of precipitation known as graupel “that certainly looked like real snow,” said Stuart Seto, a specialist at the weather service.

In Burbank at just 600 feet, the white stuff started to fall about 5 p.m.

“It just started coming down as hail, and then there was this giant sheet of snow; it was awesome” said Matthew Currie Holmes, an actor from Burbank.

Holmes said the precipitation quickly formed a white layer over his lawn and car. Shortly after, his neighbors launched into a snowball fight outside his home, he said.

In most of the lower-elevation areas, the precipitation melted or turned to slush once it hit the ground. But local mountains received huge snowfalls. At Mount Baldy in the Angeles National Forest, 4 feet of snow was reported. Mountain High in Wrightwood received 2 1/2 feet.


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