Southern California Snow Report: January 22, 2024

If you are looking for some winter fun in Southern California, you might be in luck. A cold storm system has brought snow and rain to the region, creating some rare and beautiful scenes. Here are some of the highlights and tips for enjoying the snow in SoCal.

Where to find snow

According to the California Snow Report, snowpack levels across the state are currently 62% of normal, with some areas receiving up to 6.66 inches of new snowfall on January 22. The deepest snowpack in California was last observed at Leavitt Lake with a snow depth of 55 inches, about 60% of normal for this time of year.

Some of the best places to find snow in Southern California are:

Snow reports for ski resorts

If you are planning to hit the slopes, here are some of the latest snow reports for the ski resorts in Southern California:

How to enjoy the snow

Snow in Southern California is a rare and exciting event, but it also comes with some challenges and risks. Here are some tips for enjoying the snow safely and responsibly:

  • Check the weather and road conditions before you head out. You can use the National Weather Service website or app to get the latest forecasts and alerts. You can also use the Caltrans website or app to get the latest traffic and road closure information.
  • Prepare your vehicle and pack the essentials. Make sure your car has enough gas, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, and tire pressure. You may also need to carry tire chains, a shovel, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, and extra blankets and clothing. Don’t forget to bring water, snacks, and a phone charger as well.
  • Dress warmly and layer up. Wear waterproof and insulated clothing, gloves, hats, and boots. You may also want to wear sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the glare of the snow. Avoid wearing cotton, as it can get wet and cold easily.
  • Follow the rules and respect the environment. Only go to designated areas for snow play, and avoid trespassing on private property or damaging vegetation. Don’t litter or leave any trace behind. Be mindful of wildlife and other people, and keep a safe distance from them. Don’t drink and drive, and don’t overestimate your abilities or endurance.

Snow in Southern California is a wonderful opportunity to experience nature and have fun with your friends and family. By following these tips, you can make the most of your snow day and create some lasting memories. Happy snowing! ❄️