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East County News Service

January 3, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – A New Year’s eve storm dropped temperatures to below freezing across most of East County, bringing snow and ice even to some low elevation areas.  Area residents took to social media with their icy images.

Anza Borrego Desert Research Center posted an image (left) of snow blanketing the ground around the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park’s landmark sign  The group reported snow flurries down to 2300 feet, with snow sticking above the 2500 foot elevation in the normally arid terrain.

Teri Kerns at Ramona Ranch Winery posted on Facebook, “Woke up to an icy SoCal morning,” with a photo of icicles on a frozen bird bath (right).

It wasn’t just the mountains and deserts experiencing unusually chilly temperatures.  La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio posted a photo of ice in her suburban backyard (left).

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