Rare Hail Falls in Lafayette, California During Winter Storm

Winter storms are bringing an unusual sight to the SF Bay Area – hail! Although brief periods of hail have been seen in Lamorinda, this is a very rare occurrence. In fact, it’s similar to the rare sight of snow on top of Mount Diablo.

The hail quickly melted upon falling. However, the present of any winty weather may still disrupt traffic in the area. This hail is part of a larger system of storms that includes more snow and hail in the mountains and local cold temperatures.

It’s important to take extra precautions during winter storms, as they can often bring unexpected weather. Make sure to bundle up and be prepared for any conditions that may arise.

Video Transcript

Hail fell in the SF Bay Area during unusual winter storms, with brief periods of hail even in Lamorinda – a very rare sight. Similar to snow on top of Mount Diablo, which is also rare, the hail quickly melted upon falling. However, it may still disrupt traffic and is part of a larger system of storms, including more snow and hail in the mountains. The area is experiencing cold temperatures as well.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.
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