Sunny Southern California got a snowy surprise on Monday, when a fast-moving thunderstorm dropped a full inch of hail on Huntington Beach and Long Beach in Orange County. That’s “a significant amount of hail,” according to NBC Meteorologist Domenica Davis.
A few intrepid Instagram photographers were on the scene to capture the icy action.
1. This miniature snowman is as surprised as you are.
2. Monday’s forecast for Huntington Beach, California includes rain overnight with temperatures dropping into the 50s – still warm enough to melt even the hardiest hail. So long, snow-friend.
3. This young man looks excited to see Southern California finally getting a taste of the frosty weather plaguing the rest of the United States. Justice!
4. A child wanders off into the wintry wasteland that is now Orange County.
5. “Is this real life??”