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Snow on the Main Ranch,
Santa Cruz Island, February 1949
Snow on the Main Ranch,
Santa Cruz Island, February 1949


February 25, 1882 [SBWP]: “The five inches of snow reported as falling on Santa Cruz Island fell only on the highest summits. Superintendent Joyaux says no snow fell in the valleys. The sheep on the island are doing finely and little or no mortality has occurred. The grass is spring up, and although its growth is somewhat retarded by the cold weather, and feed is very good, and with a few days of warm weather will be excellent.”


January 3, 1916 [LAT]: “Fishermen report a snowstorm on Santa Cruz Island last night. ALso snow fell along the higher levels but the temperature in the lowlands continues warm.”


January 13, 1948 [TI/Avalon]: “Monday morning at Avalon, the streets received a light sprinkling, but the hillsides were blanketed with almost two inches of snow. Again Tuesday morning the hills where white.”