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Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, March 02 2015 Mar 2, 2015 March 02, 2015 2:50 PM March 02, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.

The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning.

Brianna Burkhart, who works at Duke's restaurant on the city pier, says the sky suddenly turned dark and then opened up.

She says when it was all over the beach was completely white and it looked like it had snowed.

It's the second winter storm to hit the area in several days. Over the weekend a smattering of hail was reported to the north on Venice Beach.

Plane pilots reported seeing funnel clouds over the ocean about 25 miles off Redondo Beach.

The National Weather Service posted a webcam loop of the beach as the hail storm turned its sand into a winter wonderland on YouTube.

Image: Los Angeles Times

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