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Old 09-21-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Default Late summer

It look like fall is going to be warm/hot. this weekend temps are to hit 102 in the IE & 91 in L.A. Were getting summer now. At least the days are shorter & the sun is not as intense as it was during summer.

Its never been cold or rainy on my b-day in late oct & on halloween. I can remember when i was a kid back in pa & trick or treating on a snowy halloween. It was always cold on halloween.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Trick or treating with snow on the ground is not at all unusual in California. My kids did it often, the best costume was a bear or bigfoot, as the kid stayed warm.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It's called the "Indian summer," and sometimes it can get hotter than the actual summer in the Bay Area since the summer marine layer is gone by late September/October.. and that's exactly what's going to happen Friday and Saturday. San Francisco is forecast to be 80 and gorgeous.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Trick or treating with snow on the ground is not at all unusual in California. My kids did it often, the best costume was a bear or bigfoot, as the kid stayed warm.
I have never ever heard of any snow in ca on halloween unless you're taking about the sierrras but that would be rare.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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gotcha, in a nice way. I have no idea what the Sierras might be, but in the Sierra snow in late September and October is not at all unusual. I used to pride myself in being able to make first tracks in September on the Mount Rose Dunes.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Trick or treating with snow on the ground is not at all unusual in California. My kids did it often, the best costume was a bear or bigfoot, as the kid stayed warm.
That is a good one. Maybe in some parts of California but not down here in Ventura County. I have never seen snow on the ground in Santa Barbara either to tell you the truth.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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This comes as no surprise.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I have no idea what the Sierras might be, but in the Sierra snow in late September and October is not at all unusual.
For sure. When traveling in the mountains or wilderness areas the weather can make a sudden without warning dramatic change. On a drive from SoCal to Lake Tahoe some years ago, up 395 in late October, got a taste of this firsthand. Temps in the mid 90's going through Mojave and Red Rock Canyon, so hot that my left arm got sunburned from hanging it out the window. Several hours later, right at dusk, got hit by a snowstorm in Walker Canyon. Snow sticking rapidly, thermometer plunging, almost dark, and no chains. Could not make it up to the Lake, had to stay in Carson City that night. This is unusual, usually the Sierra ski resorts do not open before around Thanksgiving because of lack of snow. On the other end, be assured, summer is not over in California even though Thursday is the first day of autumn. Every year between mid September and the end of October there is at least one hot spell, often more than one, where the mercury climbs into the 90's, and on rare occasions, over 100.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Not unusual, but rather, common to get the first snowfall in late September or early October. Boreal Ridge tries for a Halloween opening.

As I have mentioned, trick or treating in sub freezing temps, and with some snow on the ground, or even falling was not rare in Truckee.

My point, if any, was again to point out the vast differences contained within the State of California, something a lot of people do not fully understand.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Last year in early October I got some really cold days (low 20s) and snow on the Eastern Side of the Sierra. This was much before Halloween.








But yes, for the majority of the Sate's population they will not see snow at all unless they go looking for it.

Derek
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