Made in LA

L.A. Was Covered In Snow And Here Are The Pictures To Prove It

By Malia Wooten

Dreaming of a white Christmas in L.A. is the closest we’ll ever get to seeing one! ❄️

Though it may sound like a Hollywood tale – there was, in fact, a bizzare blizzard that covered Los Angeles with that soft, frozen stuff other cities call snow. Though January of 1949 was the last time we got more than a foot of snow beyond the mountains, smaller snows were recorded in 1957 and 1962. And to be honest, the chances of us getting to see a snowflake in L.A. anytime soon (or ever), is very unlikely.

But, if you still don’t believe us, we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Thanks to the digital collection at the Los Angeles Public Library, Angelenos can witness what our sunny city looked like covered in snow over 68 years ago.

[Featured photos by Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Shades of L.A. Collection, and Herald-Examiner Collection courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library]