PHOTOS: Southern California beach covered in hail due to winter storm

Courtesy of LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division Twitter
Manhattan Beach on Friday after a winter storm. Photo credit Courtesy of LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division Twitter

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles covered in hail ?

Sure, you expect the mountains to be coated with a blanket of white, after a storm like this one. But, the beaches???

Those are the images from LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division shared on social media Friday after a winter storm blew in through Southern California.

LA County lifeguard Pono Barnes tells KNX 1070 News that's exactly what happened at Manhattan Beach.

"So it's not often you get to see hail down at the beach like that. At first glance, it definitely does look like snow, but upon further investigation, you get a little bit closer, you see the balled up pieces of hail. I know it's pretty peculiar because you are down here at just 26th street in Manhattan Beach and then you look up the coast, just north of us, the beaches are painted a beautiful shade of white," he says.

Barnes says he's never seen this much hail on the beach here in LA County.  Don't bother heading down to Manhattan Beach to see it for yourself. Barnes says it's just about all gone by now.

As of Friday afternoon, the rain was still going on and off and will most likely continue through the afternoon.

In OC, however, there were mudslides in Silverado Canyon.

"A winter storm warning was in effect until 3 p.m. Friday, with 1 to 3 feet of snow potentially accumulating at elevations above 6,000 feet, along with winds gusting up to 55 mph," a CNS story reported Friday.

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