Saturday’s storm left a parting gift, dusting parts of La Cañada, La Crescenta and Burbank with snow and sending families streaming outdoors for some winter fun.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert described the snowy weather as “more curiosity than catastrophe.
“The problem was that the rain, instead of arriving with the cold front, arrived in front of the cold front,” Patzert said. “So we got a little treat here and there but we didn’t get the real deal. But it’s fun.”
In the foothills, streets that have been plagued by evacuations during the Station fire and subsequent debris flows came alive as parents and children staged neighborhood snowball fights. Goss Canyon Avenue resident John Kornarens, who described his small dead-end street as “ground zero” during the 2009 Station fire, said it snows in La Crescenta every couple of years, but said the snow rarely sticks.
“We got snow last weekend but it wasn’t this much…Look at these beautiful fruit trees, they have snow on them,” he said gesturing to a grove of citrus trees dusted white.