Anza sees first snow of the season

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Patty Taylor’s car is covered in snow from Anza's first winter storm Saturday, Nov. 7. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Anza Valley residents saw a quick-moving winter storm blow through the area Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8, and some areas received about 1-2 inches of snow.

Officially, Anza experiences an average of about 5 inches of snow each winter. Some years receive less, and some more of the white stuff. According to records kept from 1943-2005, average precipitation in the Anza Valley was 12.79 inches per year, with average snowfall totals recorded at 5.8 inches.

Patty Taylor’s yard receives almost 2 inches of snow during the first storm of the season in Anza, Saturday, Nov. 7. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Gary Worobec captures snowy mountains after Anza’s first winter storm of the season Saturday, Nov. 7. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Tabitha Dawes takes a photo of the snow-covered mountains following Anza’s first winter storm of the season Saturday, Nov. 7. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Much of the snow fell from about the 3,000-foot elevation on up, and the greatest amounts were recorded above 7,000 feet.

Pictures of the snowy landscapes and mountains flooded social media as the valley experienced snow, sleet, rain and high winds. Most of the snow melted quickly, and mud took its place as the snow melt soaked into the ground.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.