May Storm Brings Snow to San Diego Mountains

Snow in Julian and on Mount Laguna - in May!

A spring storm has brought an inch of snow to Julian, east of San Diego.

For the first time since early March, a storm brought snow to the mountains in the East County.

Adam Baratz traveled to San Diego from Ohio to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail. He was one of more than a dozen other PCT hikers who stayed the night at the Pine House Café.

“San Diego has taken us by surprise,” he told NBC 7. “We’ll make it work."

Despite the cold conditions, the hikers plan to cover 20 miles Friday.

An NBC 7 news crew uses a camera mounted on their dashboard to capture the conditions in Pine Valley early Friday.

NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh reported on the strange occurrance with updates from various high points around Southern California.

Six inches of snow fell on Big Bear with four inches reported at Blue Jay and Running Springs and three inches in Crestline.

John McWay with the Laguna Mountain Lodge sent images of the snowfall to NBC 7 saying he recalled a similar storm over Memorial Day several years ago.

Mount Laguna was hit with a snow storm on May 8, 2015 — yes, in May. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez speaks with visitors who were pleasantly surprised by the snowy conditions.

McWay said he didn't recall the snow sticking to the ground like it was Friday.

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