Area’s very first winter storm brings rain, hail to parts of LA, Orange County, Inland Empire – OCRegister

28December 2020

Southern California’s very first major winter storm brought thunder and lightning, and splashed much of the area with short, heavy rainstorms from early morning through the afternoon Monday, but warm skies and warmer weather were anticipated later in the week, forecasters stated.

Since around 4 p.m. on Monday, lots of areas received about an inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain, according to the National Weather Service. And frigid temperature levels brought extensive hail, with reports of ice coming down in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Parts of Rowland Heights, Walnut, Diamond Bar and Temecula all saw hail.

Hail in some communities in Downey, La Mirada and Whittier left some automobiles, roofing systems and streets covered in white.

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  • A rainbow appears over Seal Beach, CA, seen from Pacific Coast Highway next the Anaheim Bay and Naval Weapon Station Seal Beach on Dec. 28, 2020.(Image by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Visitors to the pier prevent puddles from an over night rainstorm in Seal Beach, CA, on Dec. 28, 2020.( Image by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Maddox Quirarte opts for a

  • sled trip. A hail storm covered Branford Lane with enough pea-sized frozen pellets to create a temporary winter wonderland suitable for sledding in La Habra, California on December 28, 2020.

  • (Image by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer) A woman strolls along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena during the very first winter storm on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Luis Betancourt, 14, of Temecula, has a snowball fight with good friends in Mountain House Village, an unincorporated San Bernardino County neighborhood, on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Storm clouds continue to linger

    over downtown Santa Ana on Monday, December 28, 2020 after several rainstorms throughout the day.(Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Footprints are left after a hail storm leaves a white blanket on Tigrina Opportunity in East Whittier on Monday December 28

  • , 2020.(Image by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • A lone angler conceals from the rain at Lake Balboa in Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Van Nuys, Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Hannah Weinn, 17, of Riverside nearly makes it down a high slope prior to losing her sled in Mountain House Village, an unincorporated San Bernardino County neighborhood, on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image

  • by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Waterfowl perch in mist at Lake Balboa in Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Van Nuys, Monday, December 28, 2020.(

  • Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Jared Betancourt, 11, of Temecula, reacts after preventing a flung snowball by good friends in Mountain House Village, an unincorporated San Bernardino County neighborhood, on Monday, December 28

  • , 2020.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Next-door neighbors check out the hail storm residues leaving a white blanket on Tigrina Opportunity in East Whittier on Monday December 28, 2020.(Image by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Rain falls at Lake Balboa in Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Van Nuys, Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A rainbow appears over Seal Beach, CA, seen from Pacific Coast Highway next the Anaheim Bay and Naval Weapon Station Seal Beach on Dec. 28, 2020.(Image by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Commuters had a damp early morning following holiday time off as rain fell overnight and the majority of the day in Long Beach on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Image by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The San Gabriel Mountains get a spray of snow as Pasadena gets its very first winter storm on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Image by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Pasadena gets its very first winter storm on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Roshni, Jonathan, Jackson,4, Cdebaca(cq)and Maddox Quirarte,7, get ready for a sled trip. A hail storm covered Branford Lane with enough pea-sized frozen pellets to create a temporary winter wonderland suitable for sledding in La Habra, California on December 28,

  • 2020.(Image by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer)

  • Hail briefly covered the ground in Brea, CA around 1 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2020.( Image courtesy Cynthia Lorene) Carlos Alvarado of Coachella and partner Maria Ramirez remain close in a winter wonderland in unincorporated San Bernardino County on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Redlands couple Trevor Miller, left, and Breann Puchalski and their pet dogs enjoy fresh powder in unincorporated San Bernardino County on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A surefooted pet frolics through the snow in unincorporated San Bernardino County on Monday, December 28, 2020.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jared Betancourt, 11, of Temecula, slings snow at good friends in Mountain House Village, an unincorporated San Bernardino County neighborhood, on Monday, December 28, 2020. Chains are required as Southern California has its very first winter storm.(Image by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A snowboarder gets air as he makes a dive at Snow Valley Mountain Resort during the very first storm of winter on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

    ( Courtesy of Snow Valley ) Skiers make their way down the hill at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains after the very first winter storm on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(Courtesy of Snow Valley) A snowboarder makes their way down the hill at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains after the very first winter storm on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(Courtesy of Snow Valley) A pickup truck splashes standing water against an ominous sky as it takes a trip south on Cedar Ave. at Baseline in Rialto on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(Image by Eric Vilchis, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Hail in Whittier. pic.twitter.com/ewesuBrRcy– Keith Durflinger(@PhotoDurf)December 28, 2020 Los Angeles citizens saw some downed trees, light flooding, and a few reports of automobiles drawing out on slick roads, but the area avoided

    significant damage. Still, firefighters were hectic. A woman and a male stranded on an island in the middle of the L.A. River, swollen with rain, in Atwater Village near Glendale Boulevard

    currents can pull swimmers and internet users out to sea,”the NWS wrote.”Waves can clean people off beaches and rocks, and capsize little boats nearshore.”Pono Barnes, a representative for Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguards, stated the rains flooding into storm drains pipes implied outflows of

    built up particles and detritus. That indicates the water quality over the next couple of days will be bad.” Storm drains pipes were flowing, I would expect the bacteria levels are at a considerable level today,” Barnes stated.” We recommend you avoid of the water. “The cold winds from the storm will pave the way for moderate Santa Ana

    winds beginning Thursday, according to the NWS, which will really warm things up and produce a reasonably balmy weekend. Here are Monday’s rain totals from across the area since 9 p.m.: Fullerton Airport: 1.77 inchesLong Beach: 1.01 inchesDowntown Los Angeles: 1.56 inchesHuntington Beach: 1.14 inchesNorthridge: 1.69 inchesOntario Airport: 1.59 inchesHawthorne: 1.34 inchesChino Hills: 2.00 inchesRiverside Airport: 1.16 inches Personnel writer Quinn Wilson contributed to this story.Source: ocregister.com

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