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“Winter Wonderland” Rare Snow Falls Around the Bay Area

Bay Area residents wake up to Winter Wonderland: Mt. Tam, Highway 17, Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Diablo, Grizzly Peak Rd
By - posted 2/24/2023 No Comment

Residents all over the Bay Area woke up to a winter wonderland this morning on Friday, February 24, 2023.

The Santa Cruz mountains saw snowfall all night long. Along Highway 17, snow fell on and off from 2 am through this morning. CA-17 is currently closed in both directions between Summit Rd. and Granite Creek Rd. Snowplows worked throughout the night in Saratoga to keep Highway 9 clear. A winter advisory is in effect in the Santa Cruz County area where another 2 inches of snow is expected to fall before 7 pm tonight.

Los Gatos residents above 2-3,000 feet were surpised by a winter wonderland.

Those in the South Bay can see snow on the top of Mount Hamilton in San Jose plus the peaks of the Santa Cruz mountains. Mount Hamilton Road, aka State Highway 130, is closed through Sunday, but will likely be extended until Monday.

Even some of the taller hills in San Mateo County saw light snow. Closer to San Francisco, residents in Daly City saw snow dusting their backyards.

Snow also fell across the East Bay. The Oakland hills saw a dusting of snow in elevations above 2,000 feet. Runners early this morning saw light fall snowfall in Redwood Regional Park. Grizzly Peak in Berkeley had snow as well. Due to the weather conditions, Mt. Diablo is closed; downed trees and snow has made access to the state park unsafe.

Early this morning at 5:30 am, fire engines were called to Patterson Pass Road in Livermore to assist due to 100 cars stopped in the snow.

Those in the North Bay could see Mount Tam covered in snow.

Further north in Cloverdale, residents were surprised due to incredible snowfall that blanketed the town at low elevations.

BART is also running at reduced speeds due to the inclement weather.