A winter storm brought some of the season’s first snow to Mt. Laguna overnight and a snow advisory for areas higher than 4,500 feet this morning.
The mountain saw about an inch of snow overnight with potential for up to four more inches today. The winter weather advisory expires at noon.
“I was kind of excited. It’s nice to see the snow. It’s beautiful,” said Faith Berry, who has lived in the area for seven years. “I was hoping there would be a little bit more so I could go cross country skiing, but there’s not enough to do skiing of any sort.”
Residents say there was about a foot of snow at the same time last year. Typically, January and February bring in four to eight feet of snow during the winter months in Mt. Laguna. This year has been remarkably less.
The lack of snow and hotter temperatures this winter raise the risk for fire season. It also brings in less visitors to the mountains to enjoy the powdery snow and bring in business to shops/lodges in the area.