Snow in Malibu, parts of Los Angeles

Residents in Malibu, just outside Los Angeles got an interesting surprise today with around half an inch (12mm) of snow.

Reports from the area say snow fell down to 200 feet above sea level, so maybe not quite on the beach, but close there to it.

The snow, thicker in the hills behind Malibu slowed traffic and authorities were warning residents to drive with caution.

There is also unconfirmed reports of snow in parts of Los Angeles, Palmdale and even San Diego, although we’d expect not much would have stayed on the ground for long.

Here’s some amateur Snow in Malibu footage from YouTube. This isn’t the first time it’s snowed in Malibu, the last time was 2007, but snow in the area is consider extremely rare.