Weather in Los Angeles!

Hail Pellets

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always sunny and 72 degrees in Los Angeles. Because those are the conditions we expect in living in Southern California, whenever that stasis is upset we freak out. Now a bunch of people around the country make fun of us for freaking out when the temperature dips below 60 degrees or a couple of drops of rain fall from the sky.

Which is fine. If that means I spend more than 300 days in sunny warm weather, I’m okay with it. Besides, how many dumb asses will be out and about in the Nor’easter on the East Coast tonight?

The weather forecast the last few days here in Los Angeles has been for a cold weather system to drop in with not a lot of rain. So I was expecting some sprinkles and dampness and minor inconveniences.

When I woke up this morning, the sun was out with ominous clouds in the distance. Right at 10 a.m. boom. The heavens unleashed a downpour I haven’t seen in a couple of years. And with it was some hail which you see above. Sure I’ve been through worse hail storms, but it’s not a common occurrence here.

30 minutes after the downpour the rain and hail stopped, the sun peeked out of the clouds and thunder was heard from a distance. It’s going to be a fun weather day here in LA.