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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / BCN) — Cold, wet weather will once again put an icy grip on the Bay Area as we head toward this weekend, bringing with it a chance that San Francisco residents could see some snow, forecasters said Wednesday.

Talk began swirling in recent days that snow could drop on San Francisco for the first time in 35 years.

National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said that while snow would likely fall at elevations lower than last weekend, it was still too soon to know for certain if there would be flurries in the city.

If the coldest predictions materialize, “In some form, people at or near sea level will see snow in the air,” Benjamin said.

A southern-moving unstable cold front carrying moisture was expected to coast into the Bay Area come late Thursday, Benjamin said.

The front was expected to sit over the Bay Area and by Sunday morning bring record-breaking cold temperatures, with 20s to lower 30s forecast over the North Bay valleys, upper 20s to lower 30s around most of the San Francisco Bay shoreline southward through the Santa Clara and Salinas valleys. Higher elevation spots were expected to mostly be in the 20s.

A Freeze Watch was issued by the weather service for late Friday night through Saturday morning for the North Bay valleys, which were expected to be the first to feel the effects of the arctic blast.

Last weekend, snow blanketed the Bay Area’s highest peaks, dusting Mount Tamalpais and Mount Diablo as it descended to elevations of 1,500 feet. The storm system dumped about 4 inches of rain on San Francisco.

Benjamin said the coming front would drop snow at even lower elevations, but added that predictions of snow below 1,000 feet would be “hit or miss.”

The weather service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow in the North Bay mountains from 4 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday. Snow accumulations of 1 inch down to 1,000 feet with 2 to 4 inches above 1,500 feet elevation. Six inches or more for the higher hills above 2,500 feet.

A Winter Storm Watch was in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening for elevations above 1,000 feet for the East Bay hills, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the mountains of Monterey County.
Snow accumulations were forecast at 1 inch down to 1,000 feet with 3 to 6 inches above 2,000 feet elevation. Nine inches or more were possible for elevations above 3,000 feet.

Storms bring snow to downtown San Francisco every couple of decades, with the most recent recorded snowfall in 1976, Benjamin said.

Since then, the weather service has received reports of snow mixed with rain “most every year in some key places,” such as Twin Peaks, Benjamin said.

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Comments (138)
  1. jorge p says:

    don’t even think about going to the top of mt tam because the authorities will have the road blocked at the Y at panoramic road and the gate,also they will have the road gated at bolinas rd just past alpine dam.30 years ago when it snowed on mt tam the park police did not exist and the road was always open now because of the police state we live in that has all changed.

    1. libertarianman says:

      Police state? I think it’s more of a case of be careful what you ask for. In our “sue crazy’ country, the park police is probably scared silly of someone getting hurt and then getting sued for not closing the road. 30 years ago people didn’t sue because the coffee was too “hot” or for all those other silly things.

    2. D says:

      I believe the police are trying to protect idiots like you.

      1. orangemtl says:

        It’s SNOW, not molten lava. Happens all the time in, oh, about 30 states.
        Make sure they cordon off the parks, when all of those dangerous dandelions appear.

      2. Kevin says:

        D=Dianne, Donna, Dumb Dumb? – A useless sheep that loves our feminized, sue-happy, nanny-state. Enjoy your special unappreciated rights while you have them….

      3. oakfest says:

        orangemtl, you can make fun all you want but there was that time in San Francisco when seed pods started taking over peoples bodies.

      4. JM in San Diego CA says:

        D: Please stop pretending the Nanny State is a fiction. The extent to which such “protections” exist amounts to unacceptable control.

  2. kc says:

    A few years back we drove to the top of tan and experienced it snowing.. no gates, but it wasn’t a lot of snow. Last weekend was a decent amount, considering the area, and it’s not like the State Parks has snow removal equipment for Tam.
    That road is narrow and windy and there are too many idiots out there. But why not let 4 wheel drive up?
    And I do remember in snowing in Larkspur in the early 70’s, almost at Sea Level where we lived.

  3. javaluvr says:

    I was on a dinner cruise in SF on Xmas day and it snowed like a blizzard….not sure where the author gets 35 years….sticking on the ground is one thing, snowing is snowing…

    1. Kelly says:

      no, no, that was confetti blowing around from the gay pride parade

    2. jim says:

      javaluvr, your memory is wrong.

  4. Cassandra 251 says:

    Uh, oh! Hell has frozen over. Watch out!

  5. Common Sense says:

    Global Normal!

    1. Philip says:

      Brilliant! “Global Normal”; I love it!!!

  6. This Guy says:

    How’s that global warming treating you San Fran…

  7. TxVet says:

    Is Al Gore giving a speech there? His hot air seems to attract colder weather.

  8. Mr Wolf says:

    I blame Al Gore

  9. Baraka Flaka Flame says:

    Think of all that chilled fruit! yum!

  10. Lee Vanden Brink says:

    Thanks Al Gore… Need sme quick laughs about today’s news…

  11. sirandrew says:

    This is frightening !
    Hell is freezing over.

  12. Jon says:

    I was there for the previous snowfall, had just moved to town the day before. I told the cabbie who drove me to my apartment that I was going to so a snow dance when I got settled in. He laughed. The next day, I laughed.

  13. Buckley says:

    How about bicyclists? They can go up the fire road?

  14. Chris says:

    See? Hell IS freezing over!!

    1. Mark Matis says:

      If only!

      But maybe one of these days…

  15. Jim says:

    This report is wrong about the last time snow fell in San Francisco. I was in SF less than thirty years ago with my daughter (who is not yet thirty) when it snowed.

  16. jeff myers says:

    God does have a great sense of humor. Snow and freezing temperatures freeze the apple blossums and cancel the Washington DC global warming conference 2 years ago,. Snow and freezing temps cancel the world wide global warning conf in Stockholm last year.
    Now it snows in San Fransissyco. I love God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jared Larson says:

      San Francisco is such a beautiful city–I wish I could be there with my camera to capture the moment before it all melts off. Here in central PA, we have plenty of white, too much in fact.

      Maybe if the globe would just heat up a little more, San Francisco Bay would freeze solid.

      1. Johnny LaJolla says:

        Just got back from a week long business trip to the city. What a bum ridden, chronic stinking cesspool that place is.

    2. God says:

      Dear jeff myers:

      Thanks for the props. However, if you had been paying attention in science class, you’d know that global warming results in EXTREMES of temperatures and meteorological conditions, both HOT and COLD. The overall trend is toward WARMTH, but episodes of extreme COLD can occur as well. Now get your finger out of your nose and apologize to everybody.

      Your pal,

      1. JT says:

        Dear God

        Wrong class you cited. That was political science class……..

      2. Pete Octavian says:

        So no matter what the temperature or climate, its still global warming and cannot be refuted?

        So basically your stance is: “No matter what happens, I’m right.”

        That’s a convenient little viewpoint. I wish I’d come up with something so ingenious. Hot, cold, inclimate, normal, its all evidence of global warming. Tires low on air? Global warming. Hungry in the morning? Global warming.

  17. menzaman says:

    Not the first time it has snowed in Frisco, nor will it be the last. They find petrified forests under glaciers, imagine that! Deserts where oceans used to be? OMG! Chill out people – remember that someone is always being paid or funded for their weather terrorism. Global warming / global cooling, ying and yang. Like my meteorology professor stated “climate change happens, adapt people!”

    1. Sally says:

      The only flakes here were the ones who vote con-DEM each election.

  18. Nye says:

    You havee nooo type life ! why do yuhh sit here && Comment diss stuff ? Smhh olddd peoplee these days ….

    1. Dee says:

      You are so funny, commenting that people commenting here have no lives What a dip!

  19. lucy says:

    Yup, unfortunately for people like you; the rest of us have to suffer. You are the one who will sue because of your foolish judgements.

    Hence, I’m with closing the road for sure!!

  20. Dr.s says:

    Might as well put a couple no scent and no smokings signs up there too.

  21. John says:

    Q: What are the chances 4 atmospheric molecules in 10,000 (400 PPM) control our climate?
    A: About 4 in 10,000.
    Q: Why is our government spending billions of $$$$ trying to convince us that 4 atmospheric molecules in 10,000 control our climate?
    A: __________________________ (fill in the blank)

    1. GrumpyOne says:

      A: Guv’ment Power & Control.

  22. Hank Warren says:

    Fake global warming, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress, except Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  23. A Guy says:

    Oh Dear. Time to go to the nearest tree and pray that Al Gore brings us some global warming.

  24. Irish67 says:

    How about that. It really was a cold day in Hell.

    I’m sure Pelosi is proposing legislation to ban snow.

    1. Pauli says:

      No. She does snow angels.

  25. Mary travers says:

    Ah—-al gore’s global warming for the koolaid drinkers! See the $ he has made for himself and friends touting this lefty agenda!

  26. speedy says:

    i hope you global warming morons in san francisco slide down your snow covered streets.

  27. Rowdy Boots says:

    Snow in San Francubisco?

    I thought they were immune to cold because of the Global Warming they’ve creating!


  28. Kat says:

    It’s Climate change — Just like it was 35 yrs ago

    1. P. says:

      I remember throwing snowballs at K. in junior high. It melted by noon.
      Barrett disappeared, too, a few years later.

  29. illogicbuster says:

    This is getting to be too much. Zoo animals freezing to death, SF getting snow. Rev u the SUV’s we need some global warming!

  30. clyde r says:

    You people need to do some research on the meaning of “Global Warming.” Taken at face value, yes it means the earth is warming up. But that doesn’t mean that it literally will be warmer ALL OF THE TIME! The effects of global warming will bring more extreme winters and summers. Look into it before you make yourselves look like a fools on a public blog. It is a scientific fact that human behavior is the cause of the ever increasing climate change. Never before in history has it been recorded that our climate has changed at the rate it has been in our recent existence. But seeing as you people are too concerned with upholding your political standing than accepting the facts about an issue, we will further be prevented from tackling these issues due to the stubbornness and unwillingness to work together as one united people.

    1. Dee says:

      Well then, why are you arguing with the folks dissagreeing with you instead of “working together as one united people”? What a tool!

    2. GFR says:

      Your argument MIGHT make some sense except for one inconvenient truth: it was only a couple of years ago that the environmental alarmists were touting every example of warm temperatures as proof of their point of view and ignoring examples of cold temperatures. One leftist newspaper in Britain went so far as to lament the FACT that British schoolchildren would never experience snow.

      When it snows in San Francisco and record cold temperatures greet the “global Warming” conference in Acapulco the public notices – so the environmental whackos change “global warming” to “climate change”.

      You true believers need to seriously consider the underpinnings of your religion. You have been running on blind faith for a while now.

    3. Jim says:

      Are they facts or theorys? There is a difference you know. There is also a vast amount of data that doesn’t support your man-made global warming theory. But you deal with that fact by simply ignoring and surpressing it.

    4. illogicbuster says:

      ACTUALLY, it is a scientific fact that even if you wiped man from the planet, it’d still warm.

      Have a look at the REAL data: http://www.lakepowell.net/sciencecenter/geologic%20global%20temp.jpg

    5. jnsesq says:

      Yeah, OK, Clyde. Now have some more of Uncle Al’s Warm Kool-Aid.

    6. Harlis says:

      And I wonder what kind of humans bring ice age few mill years ago ? Gas, coal ,atomic waist ?
      Oh yeah – mammoth fart warmed the globe?

      Better be aware of what’s going on in MEast…and fight that “global warming” before we all get stoned to death for our to much western lifestyle…
      And then -who cares about global warming.

    7. GetReal says:

      No Clyde, it isn’t a fact that the earth warming is man made…it is a theory held by some in climate science and disputed by others. Mostly it is a political football punted by leftists. What IS a fact, our weather is driven by solar energy, always has, always will. Those who believe otherwise are lost in the dark ages.

  31. Tom M says:

    Clyde, sorry but scientific fact is actually science fiction when it comes to global warming. There was too much money to be made and political agenda to “prove” the theory of man-made global warming. This is probably the greatest hoax of all-time. Climate change occurs naturally and in cycles. I don’t think the Great Lakes were formed because we were burning too many fossil fuels. Lay off the kool-aid!

  32. doug says:

    Actually the climate has on many times ( according to ice core samples ) changed by as much as 10deg’s in temperature in as short a time period of ten to fifteen years.

    Worth reading:


  33. Bert says:

    This is why I moved to St. Louis: to enjoy the snow. No police to cordon off Mt. Tam and Mt. Hamilton (in fact, no mtns at all). And all the snow, ice, sleet, blowing snow and wintry mix you could want, with an occassional tornado and stifling heat thrown in. Ah, paradise!

  34. Dave Hardy says:

    JorgeP–I was there on Mt. Tam the last time it snowed, as a young Air Force security police sergeant at the 666 Radar Squadron. It was bumper-to-bumper cars up the mountain road past the Air Force station and we threw snowballs at them all day. Van Morrison then wrote a song about it called “Snow in San Anselmo.”

  35. sweet says:

    better put away the backless leather chaps for a while

  36. Snowy says:

    Of course the article is wrong as usual with the lame stream media
    It snowed in the mid 90’s in SF I’ve got the pictures
    That’s not 35 years ago

    1. Castle says:

      You are right. The article is wrong. The last time it snowed in downtown SF was 1998.

  37. Anti-Californian says:

    Hell is freezing over.

  38. David B says:

    To all you neocons that don’t know the difference between climate and weather
    all I can say is watch the algore movie. Now Catrina that was surely some climate there. If a lib/dem tells you there is global warming you need to do two things fast! 1) grab a heavy coat …and 2) grab your wallet! Probably do 2 first.

  39. Ex-SFO-er says:

    clyde r, you should be honest with yourself, let alone others. You place quotes around Global Warming. Is that because you prefer “Climate Change” or “Climate Disruption” or (insert flavor of the year). GCMs (Global Climate Models) have predicted steadily increasing temperatures and less and less snow. Failure. They have not accounted for “more extreme winters”. Failure. They have not accounted for the nearly flat global temperature avg since 1998. Failure. They can not successfully regress. Failure. The arguement “more extreme extremes” was advanced in the last several years because AGW proponents know their predictions are wrong. You, actually, are the Climate Change Denier. No one who is skeptical of AGW denies the climate changes. On the contrary, they know the climate changes. Always has. Always will. That’s what the FACTS show. They are the climate change believers. You on the otherhand deny the climate “changes” we’ve seen are outside the bounds of natuaral variability (they’re not). The GCMs are full of assumptions and unknowns. A world somewhat warmer than current would mean more food production, less energy use, fewer deaths due to cold. Yes, that study a few years ago showing more people are dying from heat than cold was faulty (to be kind). In the past two decades many more people have died due to cold than heat. I’m not doing research for you. If you are honest you will search out opposing viewpoints. There is much, much more wrong with the GCMs and the data than I can mention here. Your statement “it is a scientific fact that human behavior is the cause…” shows you are either ignorant, a denier, or a lier. AGW is not a scientific fact. It is is a theory. It is an hypothesis. It has NOT been proven through the scientific method. One more, your statement “Never before in history has it been recorded that our climate has changed at the rate it has been in our recent existence” is a nice attempt (or innocent mistake?) to confuse things. “Never before in history” implies EVER. Then you stick in “been recorded”, which is insignificant compared to the Earth’s history. And “ever increasing climate change”, which is not proven.

    1. Jim says:

      Bravo, Ex-SFO-er!!!!

  40. Angel Pitera says:

    Simplky put, the earth’s axis has, and is, currently changing. A lot more crazy things to happen, but not due to global warming.

  41. Chris says:

    Winter here in New England is awesome and pretty. The air is refreshing. Folks are out ice skating. You can have summer. People just stay indoors with their air conditioners.


  42. clyde r says:

    I agree that the climate has it’s natural cycles of change and that the temps. do fluctuate by 10 degrees in as little as 10 or 15 years. My question to you people is if you don’t believe in global warming, then do you believe in pollution? Or do you think that is a hoax as well? Do you actually believe that C02 emissions have absolutely no effect on our environment? Do you have any concern with your grandchildren’s health or experience of life on this planet? I don’t understand the huge opposition to the issue of global warming. If there is something we can do to decrease the occurrence of human degradation of our environment, then why not try to? It can only be beneficial to the well being of human and non-human existence. The bottom line is, we as a people need to adopt a “Land Ethic” as proposed by author Aldo Leopold which would change the role of humans from “conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it.”

      1. menzaman says:

        The University of Wisconsin created a professorship for Leopold, wonder if he was in the union…

        What are these Co2 nuts going to do when a huge solar storm smokes their ipads?

        Blame GW?

    1. Jim says:

      The Human Race is not the only source of CO2 emissions. Good stewardship of the earth is everyones responsability, but it need not be accomplished by instituting a tyranical, environmental police state. By the way, how, with a clear conscience, can you operate a computer? The carbon footprint left by the technologies employed to make and operate them must be enormous!

    2. illogicbuster says:

      Study this: http://www.lakepowell.net/sciencecenter/geologic%20global%20temp.jpg

      It started BEFORE the industrial revolution. Nothing we can do.

    3. GetReal says:

      Clyde…good grief!! C02 is not a pollutant, it is a natural occurring gas that is vital to photosynthesis. The PRIMARY source of C02 in our atmosphere is volcanic activity which cannot be controlled. Chill Clyde and quit letting these chicken little crisis mongers get your panties in a bunch.

  43. Algore says:

    Your Snowman mocks my Global Warming Beliefs.

  44. David B says:

    Every single person I know will agree to my next statement. I have lived in 6 different cities in my life. Every single one of them had record highs and record lows every single year! Being a math genius I can assure that that means one or two things. 1) That we do not have enough data or…2) that we are in a 100 million(plus or minus) year coal making phase. My guess is we do not have nearly enough weather data collected.

  45. Ranger01 says:

    Big al will tell you it is global warming, and you should give him more money! Theif!

  46. doug says:

    Clyde, The simplest, do-nothing, zero-cost, zero-risk and guaranteed successful way of leaving a pleasant and interesting ecosphere to our descendants is to reduce the human population to a sustainable level – about one tenth to one fifth of its present numbers.

    Just make fewer babies, and everything will be OK for them. How about this for a slogan: “Making babies can harm your children”.

  47. David B says:

    Just because man can pollute his environment does not mean there is global warming. Remember the diff between climate and weather? Well there is a difference between environment and planet.

  48. David B says:

    Is co2 heavier than air? Yes!

  49. David B says:

    How about this for a slogan….libs hate humans! That is why they have no problem with stalin murdering 100 million plus. Libs have no use for humans except as slaves. Probably the best thing for mother gaea is for every single lib to kill them selves! It would definitely be the best thing for the most precious life on the planet ….Man.

  50. David B says:

    I saw Cleveland in the 70’s …..but Cleveland is not like that now. Human Prosperity and Wealth equals a cleaner environment. Duh! Btu libs want us poor like russia in the 70’s now there is some pollution you can sink your teeth into. While I am here if all the ice melted in the Arctic Ocean sea level would not go up one single millimeter. That ice is already accounted for in the ocean’s levels. doubt me? fill an insulated cup with water almost to the top. next fill it with ice cubes until the water level is exactly at the top of the glass. next wait for it to melt and not a drop will spill!!!!!!!! Oh the reason you use an insulated cup is so you don’t get confused by condensation. The libs will say the condensation is the over flow so use an insulated cup.

  51. clyde r says:

    Oh…Ex-SFO-er, here is a little reading material for you and your buddies jim and david b.http://www.grist.org/article/extreme-warming-in-artic-will-cause-cold-snowy-winters-and-political-gridlo/

    1. menzaman says:

      Let me guess:

      You have never been privately employed, you pay nothing for your healthcare, you have never had to earn a profit… close?

    2. Ex-SFO-er says:

      clyde, that’s old news. Already saw it. Already considered before my first post. It is comical how some are flailing about to grasp at anything that might redeem the fading cause célèbre.

  52. Hickory says:

    I thought Pelosi made it against the law for it to snow in SF. Oh, I get it! Bush did it!

  53. Pami says:

    Ummm, CBS your time table is off. I was in San Francisco about 10 years ago and it snowed then. I remember because everyone ran outside and danced in it. Quite a sight!

  54. Joseph McLinden says:

    The question is: How many people in San Francisco will be sitting in the snow protesting global warming? Oh, I’m sorry…due to the unprecedented global cooling Global Warming has had its name changed to “Global Climate Change”. One observer exclaimed during a recent GLBT Pride celebration that “it’s almost too cold to come out of the closet”!

  55. deb brooks says:

    In yesteryear, we didn’t have corrupt lawyers who exploit the law. Would it be correct to say that that profession used to be more honorable? Today, they strike fear in the hearts of many. Folks today may possess and can access more knowledge but common sense & knowledge are not the same and are not interchangeable. Suffice it to say that there is quite a shortage of common sense. Then there is the greed factor ……. oh for that almighty dollar. Lazy, stupid, corrupt opportunists are all about every
    get-rich-quick-by-any-means-possible schemes.
    Becoming a police state is just another avenue for opportunists.

  56. Buck Keely says:

    Welome to global warming.
    Heirloom Seeds ‘How God plants His garden’

  57. BayArea Fan says:

    Where’s the usual blame George W Bush typical of our Bay Area liberals? For the snow, for the road closings, for global warming, for global cooling, for the inflation, for deflation, for the high price of oil, for the lack of conservation, for the lack of security, for the high security, for the pollution, for lack of manufacturing, for the rapid military response, for the lack of response, for the housing crisis, for the lack of support for Fannie Mae, for Al Gore, for lack of stimulus, for too much stimulus. Certainly, none of us could bear an responsibility.

  58. Red says:

    I hope the liberal A-hole’s in Frisco freeze their A** off! You can bet that they’ll either say it’s global warming or blame it on President Bush, or both!

  59. dave newkirk says:

    It was inevitable that the United States become what she is. Republics decay into democracies, and democracies degenerate into dictatorships. That fact is immutable. When there is equality – and democracies always bring equality – the people become faceless, they lose power and initiative, they lose pride and independence, they lose their splendor.

    Republics are masculine, and so they beget the sciences and the arts; they are prideful, heroic and virile. They emphasize God, and glorify Him.

    But America has decayed into a confused democracy, and has acquired feminine traits, such as materialism, greed, the lust for power, and expediency.

    Masculinity in nations and men is demonstrated by law, idealism, justice and poesy, femininity by materialism, dependency on others, gross emotionalism, and absence of genius. Masculinity seeks what is right; femininity seeks what is immediately satisfying. Masculinity is vision; femininity ridicules vision. A masculine nation produces philosophers, and has respect for the individual; a feminine nation has an insensate desire to control and dominate. Masculinity is aristocratic; femininity has no aristocracy, and is happy only if it finds about it a multitude of faces resembling it exactly, and a multitude of voices echoing its own tiny sentiments and desires and fears and follies.

    America has become feminine. And feminine nations and feminine men inevitably die or are destroyed by a masculine people.

    1. menzaman says:

      I blame Fred Rogers!

    2. JM in San Diego CA says:

      Dave, m’man, what are you babbling about? These comments are supposed to be about the weather.

      I’ve heard of writing in a “stream of consciousness” but you’ve delivered a stream of unconsciousness.

    3. Davesfriend says:

      Umm, yeah… That’s what I think the article was talking about too. You gotta read between the lines, right? Not everybody gets it like you and me, Dave. The fools!

  60. ChicagoNick says:

    Couldn’t think of a better place to be buried neck deep in global warming residue….

  61. john says:

    Can someone bring me another donut or how about an apple fritter.


  62. kentex1146 says:

    How would I feel if I woke up tomorrow morning and learned that Las Vegas had a beach?


  63. stacie says:

    what will the silly Global Warming alarmists to do…. bunch of dorks…

  64. TonyZ says:

    Snow? How about a 9.9? That’ll be the only thing to purge this city of all the liberal vermin.

  65. sandi says:

    I was there 35 years ago, in high school. It was fun while it lasted—all 25 or 30 minutes. Grabbed some cardboard and slid down the resavoir hill.

  66. JM in San Diego CA says:

    I was a kid in the Navy, stationed on TI, for the 1962 event. The cops (either SFPD, CHP or both) tallied seventeen times the number of accident reports — not 17% more, SEVENTEEN TIMES NORMAL! Wow!

    So, tow-truck drivers: Cancel the vacation and warm up your machine. Payday is coming.

  67. Al Gore says:

    I knew it! Just watch my film an inconveint truth. Kids of the future will not even know what snow is because of global warming. Told y’all!

  68. Layla says:

    Hell is freezing over.

  69. debiesam says:

    We live in San Francisco and have seen snow 5 or 6 times here since we moved here in 1985. It snowed last year, for instance.

    We have a photograph of a snowman we made in front of our house a few years ago.

    I guess they didn’t count those times!

  70. anonym says:

    Here’s some more reading for you all. This one’s straight from the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Change_Science_Facts.pdf

    1. JM in San Diego CA says:

      anonym: I’d be happier to limit this discussion to the local weather. You, on the other hand obviously feel the need to inject warmist propaganda.


  71. libs lick obama says:

    LMAO, libs are such a joke

  72. Michelle says:

    OMG!!! There will be a snowball in he**!

  73. KT says:

    If you want to see a police or Nazi regime, come to Napa

  74. ruby2ssday says:

    I guess the weather guys forgot the 2000/2001 winter snow in the bay area. I loved the snowcapped peaks aroung the bay.

  75. Afterburner says:

    Global Warming Climate Change, Atmospheric Carbon Loading; This is the result of ignoring the pure science of the past 10 years. This is nature in rebellion! These are the frozen warning tears of Gaia, our Earth our Mother Earth pleading with her nasty children, we are crucifing her,

    You will all have to pay for your Carbon Foot Prints on Gaia!

  76. CommentSomethingSomething says:

    Is there any way this could be killer snow with acid in it that would wipe the entire city off the map? Too much to hope for.

    1. Candy says:

      What an awful thing to say, I’m sorry you have feelings like this inside you.

  77. B. Samuel Davis says:

    Still believe the baloney about global warming? If so then Al Gore is laughing at you – all the way to the bank. By the way, San Francisco, some of you can join the new organization composed to Gay Republicans.

  78. SR71Norm says:

    HEY San Fran!!!
    “When in danger, or when snow is about…
    Run in circles, scream and shout!”

    Say, how ’bout that man-caused global warming? What a crock!
    Algore is laughing all the way to the bank.

  79. John Svengali says:

    No doubt, the snow is caused by more Global Warming. Have there been any Man-Bear-Pig sightings? Al Gore is an authority on both.

  80. Tuolumne Tom says:

    I was at the Pt. Sur Lighthouse on that February day in 1976, and the lighthouse was snowed in, but the beach was not – the snow started about 50 feet up the rock.

    Tom Brokaw introduced the story on the NBC TV news with the line dog-bites-man is not news, but man-bites-dog is really big news. In the same light, rain in San Francisco is not news, but (cut to a car sliding down Russian Hill) snow in San Francisco is very, very rare.

  81. Nanook says:

    Boy, some people just take all the fun out of snow.

  82. fred says:

    It’s that blame “global warming” again. If things don’t change soon the planet is going to burn up.

  83. twellsy says:

    Why couldn’t it be ash and lava?

  84. Ex-Democrat says:

    The current “climate extremes” argumentation going on is a mendacious obfuscation from the original greenhouse theory– by apologists who are afraid they will become heretics if they don’t continue following the Party line.

    Before the warming of the last 25-year cycle slowed down, global warming models predicted less snow for the overall warming trend — not extreme cold and more frozen precipitation around the planet. Just one of many articles from 1988 to 2006 that predicted less snow..


    When real data cause them to doubt their warming fears, they obfuscate again and change the subject to “pollution,” but, the EPA says our air is the cleanest in the past 40 years. The Clean Air act is working — there is no need to attach draconian carbon controls to it that will bankrupt our economy. CO2 is a healthy, trace gas that plants and all life depend on.

    I no longer follow the Party line. Disillusionment is a good thing.