Jan-11-1949: The Great LA Snow Storm

The Great LA Snow Storm

d0038db1b39eaa4134bd26c5acaf86aeAs a kid I remember the Blizzard of ’78, a two-day storm that dropped over 30 inches on southern New England and shut down its main artery – Interstate 95 – and the state for a week.

This pales in comparison to the 45 plus inches that fell on Denver in 1913.

While we often hear about the great blizzards that buried places like Buffalo, Denver, Providence etc, we never heard about the Great Los Angeles Snow Storm of 1949.  You heard me, the Great Los Angeles Snow Storm of 1949.

From January 9 through 12, 1949, snow fell in Los Angeles and Southern California.  The Daily Breeze reports that 4-6 inches hit San Pedro and Palos Verdes Estates.

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