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.
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.
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