Anza residents enjoy picturesque mountain snow

Coral Hall captures this stunning image from her window after the winter storm Wednesday, Dec. 29. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Anza Valley residents woke up to a winter wonderland with several inches of snowfall deposited from a fleeting winter storm that moved through the region Tuesday evening, Dec. 28. Areas in the higher elevations of Anza received about 1 to 3 inches of snow from the cold weather event. Officially, Anza experiences an average of just over 5 inches of snow each winter. This number indicates that some years receive less and some more of the white stuff, resulting in that average mark. According to records kept from 1943-2005, average precipitation received in the Anza Valley is 12.79 inches per year, with average snowfall totals recorded at 5.8 inches. Much of the precipitation fell from about the 3,800-foot
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