Historic Bay Area Snow Images

One to two inches of snow fell in San Francisco on February 5, 1976, and dusting the Marin Headlands (San Francisco Chronicle)
Bay Area Snow One to two inches of snow fell in San Francisco on February 5, 1976, and dusting the Marin Headlands (San Francisco Chronicle)
The photo was taken on Jan. 24, 1954, near Sequoia Regional Park in Oakland. (San Francisco Chronicle )
Bay Area Snow The photo was taken on Jan. 24, 1954, near Sequoia Regional Park in Oakland. (San Francisco Chronicle )
Evelyn Ludwig took her 3-year-old son, Paul to play in the snow February 28, 1951 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Bay Area Snow Evelyn Ludwig took her 3-year-old son, Paul to play in the snow February 28, 1951 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Snow covers Laguna Honda in San Francisco February 28, 1951 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Bay Area Snow Snow covers Laguna Honda in San Francisco February 28, 1951 (San Francisco Chronicle)
This photo of snow was taken along Skyline Drive in the Oakland Hills on Jan. 24, 1954. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Bay Area Snow This photo of snow was taken along Skyline Drive in the Oakland Hills on Jan. 24, 1954. (San Francisco Chronicle)
A couple builds a fire on the road to the summit of Mount Tamalpais Dec. 31, 1955 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Bay Area Snow A couple builds a fire on the road to the summit of Mount Tamalpais Dec. 31, 1955 (San Francisco Chronicle)
A 1968 VW Bug is covered in snow by a 1976 snow flurry in the Cambrian neighborhood of San Jose (Bonnie Kraynick)
Bay Area Snow A 1968 VW Bug is covered in snow by a 1976 snow flurry in the Cambrian neighborhood of San Jose (Bonnie Kraynick)
Snow blankets a San Leandro home following a 1970’s storm(Sean Stenhouse)
Bay Area Snow Snow blankets a San Leandro home following a 1970’s storm(Sean Stenhouse)
Vallejo High School Students play in the snow in 1976 (Leon Bacud)
Bay Area Snow Vallejo High School Students play in the snow in 1976 (Leon Bacud)
Snow lands on Cupertino 1976(Barbara Hollimon Goodson)
Bay Area Snow 4 Snow lands on Cupertino 1976(Barbara Hollimon Goodson)
Family photo time amid frosted Woodside trees, 1976 (Deb Wong)
Bay Area Snow Family photo time amid frosted Woodside trees, 1976 (Deb Wong)
Campbell family cars covered in a rare dusting of snow (ALJOURN)
Bay Area Snow Campbell family cars covered in a rare dusting of snow (ALJOURN)
Dayton Ave., San Leandro - January, 1976 (Ellen Bezemek)
Bay Area Snow Dayton Ave., San Leandro - January, 1976 (Ellen Bezemek)
Dayton Ave., San Leandro - January, 1976 (Ellen Bezemek)
Bay Area Snow Dayton Ave., San Leandro - January, 1976 (Ellen Bezemek)
Teens pose in the snow on San Francisco's Sloat Blvd. in 1961(Ruthie and Gary Valentine)
Bay Area Snow Teens pose in the snow on San Francisco's Sloat Blvd. in 1961(Ruthie and Gary Valentine)
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One Comment

  1. Dave says:

    We got in a load of trouble for taking BART to the Orinda station to play in the snow – but I was only 11.

  2. Connie F. Steele says:

    Amazing picture of Marin Headlands in 1976! This might happen tonight. Yeeks!

  3. D says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  4. pavan says:

    Given California’s concerns about global warming, they must be pleased to have this cold weather.

  5. GunnyG says:

    I’d rather see FIRE and BRIMSTONE rain down on Sodom-by-the-Sea

    1. GeeGunny says:

      And I’d rather see people like you lined up against the wall and given a bullet brain enema for being unpatriotic. Alas, we can’t always get what we want.

      1. jan alexander says:

        gunny G sounds like a very sad angry person. tsk tsk.

  6. Faye says:

    I remember living in San Ramon in 1988 or 89 and the snow covered the mountains all around us. It was like we were in Aspen…LOL

  7. Arlene Santino says:

    That guy looks like my brotheir Charlie,

  8. Francisco Aguirre says:

    It snowed in Danville in San Ramon area in December 2009

  9. Jane says:

    As a bay area native I have seen it snow many times over 50 years. I am over being cold ! Be safe everyone!

  10. kitana jordana torno says:

    dang i live in San Fransisco since i was born yay snow havent seen snow since i went to lake tahoe and to reno i hope snowball fight

  11. Scott Poggenburg says:

    Here is a youtube video we did in 2006..yes it sure looks like snow!

  12. Betty Adams says:

    I have my mother’s photos of snow in SF (at 2400 Pacific Avenue) in winter 1932-33, just a few weeks before I was born! I am taking photos of the photos to send to you, but not sure if they are newscast-worthy.

  13. Vince R. says:

    I remember delivering the Chronicle at 6:00AM in 1976 walking through a winter wonderland on 15th Avenue and Clement. I saw the Marin Headlands covered in snow that same day from George Washington High School. Great memories.

  14. BONQO says:

    What great photos!

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