Hail, rainbows, snow, downed trees and signs: A blustery Monday in Southern California

Wind, hail, rain and even snow whipped through the Southland, toppling a massive Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in the process.

Powerful winds from a spring storm ripped across the Los Angeles area Monday, knocking down a giant KFC bucket on a pole in Long Beach and sending a heavy canopy at a Valencia car wash flying across vehicles.

Wind gusts reached nearly 60 mph in the high desert.

Dramatically, a freak guster in Long Beach tore down a massive Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket that stood atop a pole outside the eatery on Atlantic Avenue.

In Valencia, a large canopy that usually sits over cars at a car wash was ripped into the air and flew across the yard as employees ducked for cover.

Blustery conditions brought hail, rainbows, damaging winds and even some snow to Southern California on Monday.

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The National Weather Service said wind gusts could top 65 mph in some areas. There were scattered reports of downed powerlines, and in Long Beach, a KFC sign fell to the ground.

Some areas, including the Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, saw hail, and mountain areas above 6,000 feet got a new dusting of snow.

The conditions are expected to continue tonight before calming down Tuesday. Here's what it looked like out there.


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