Yes It Snowed in San Francisco

Saturday, Feb 26, 2011  |  Updated 8:11 AM PDT
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The snow fell on Twin Peaks in the City and that brought heaps of folks who wanted to see it.

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The snow fell on Twin Peaks in the City and that brought heaps of folks who wanted to see it.

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Snow fell on San Francisco's Twin Peaks and Merced Heights neighborhoods early Saturday morning, according to a National Weather Service forecaster.

NBC Bay Area viewers can add Friday night snow showers to that list as they posted video and photos from snow falling on Twin Peaks around 10:45 p.m.


Want more confirmation? The Website  that was set up just for this event "isitsnowinginsfyet/com" changed its "no" to "Yes!" by early Saturday.
   
The snow sightings mark the first flurries spotted in the city since 1976.

A resident near Shields and Arch streets, located about 400 feet above sea level in the Merced Heights neighborhood, reported that snow had lightly dusted the rooftop of his home at about 12:30 a.m., forecaster Rick Canepa told Bay City News.
   
"The air mass of this storm is very cold compared to other systems," Canepa said.
   
"I'm not surprised" about the snowfall, Canepa said.
   
Bay Area Twitter users celebrated the icy arrival online with  tweets, including "SNOWMG! It's snowing on Twin Peaks..." and "Flurries...the  'snow' has arrived in SF."
   
Another resident near Duboce Triangle said he saw wet snowflakes  in the air just before 1 a.m., though they reportedly didn't stick to the  ground, Canepa said.
   
Canepa said that, at 30,000 feet, the storm's central temperature was measured at approximately -31 degrees Fahrenheit.
   
"Usually what's way up high is a reflection of what's going on at  the surface," he said. "This is one of the coldest systems we've seen in  years."
   
But Canepa said that conditions are expected to warm up throughout  the weekend, making additional San Francisco snowflake sightings pretty unlikely.
   
"I'm not saying that it won't happen," he said. "But it's certainly not as probable."
   
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