With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees this week, some folks are dreaming of cooler weather.
By Wafic Khalil
This photo is from 1949. It was the last time it snowed in Pasadena. We hope by staring long enough at this photo, it will help you cool off a bit.
That year was exceptional, according to the historical weather records at Mount Wilson:
- The hottest day of 1949 was July 17, with a high temperature of 76°F.
- The hottest month of 1949 was July with an average daily high temperature of 65°F.
- The coldest day of 1949 was January 4, with a low temperature of 10°F.
- The coldest month of 1949 was January with an average daily low temperature of 25°F.
It snowed again the following year, in 1950. The snow did not fall on Pasadena City Hall, therefore it was not registered officially.
The L.A. Times reported the snow melting as soon as it fell (see photo above).
We hope by staring long and hard at the photo above, and thinking of cooler days, it will help get you through the days ahead.
It’ll get better, we hope.
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