Update Feb 24: Snow photos -- Sacramento version
Update Feb 23: More Bay Area snow photos
The Chronicle blog The Poop had a great post last week in which Peter Hartlaub went back into the paper's archives and pulled out some awesome photos from the rare times it's snowed in San Francisco. Check them out here, here, here, here (1887); and here and here (1951); and here, here, and here (1962); and here (1976). The full post provides locations and other info.
This brings to mind my first winter in San Francisco -- 1990. It got so cold I wondered whether I'd been seriously misled about the weather out here. The temperature dropped enough that it actually snowed somewhere nearby -- not sure where. I remember it well because they made such a big deal out of it on the news, showing kids touching the stuff with a reverence usually saved for moon rocks. It was then I realized just how seldom the white stuff falls from the sky. So seldom, in fact, that we have to manufacture it so the kids can get a taste. Hartlaub's post says it's snowed in the city only a handful of times since 1887.
But this morning, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran this headline: It might snow in San Francisco -- and here.