It was the day that one of Southern California's most famous beaches turned frosty. A layer of hail coated Huntington Beach on Monday morning, transforming Surf City into a bit of a winter wonderland.
The illusion was the result of about an inch of small hail falling on a coastline better known for surfing and sunbathing. The alternative-reality landscape was promptly well documented.
Here's what it looked like from the ground, and don't miss the person surfing on the hail:
An astonishing blanket of hail
We hope those weren't made by flip-flops
Nope, still the West Coast
A gentle layer of snow all over town
Street names are right. Palm trees, yes. But something is amiss.
Really, someone should be wearing a jacket
No, not a postcard from the East Coast
It's a natural instinct
And soon, the hail will be just a memory
MORE: Read about the weather that caused all this.
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