The National Weather Service reported Hilly areas of San Francisco got a rare light dusting of snow. Snow fell briefly late Friday and early Saturday on the city’s Twin Peaks neighborhood and some other areas with higher elevations, meteorologist Mark Strobin said.
But there was only rain downtown and in other other areas of the near sea level city, and the snow that did fall disappeared rapidly.
The city last saw snow on the ground in 1976, when an inch fell. The storm system moving across Northern California responsible for San Francisco’s snow also dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
hough it rarely gets that cold in San Francisco, where the surrounding bay and Pacific Ocean generally keeps temperatures moderate, temperatures in San Francisco were expected to drop into the 30s overnight, according to the National Weather Service.