Snow could fall on Hollywood sign
The Hollywood sign is at 1,600 feet, well above Saturday's forecast snow level.
February 25th, 2011
10:15 AM ET

Snow could fall on Hollywood sign

Will the red carpet be covered in white for Sunday's Academy Awards in Hollywood?

Forecasters are calling for the snow level to drop to 500 feet as a winter storm sweeps over Southern California this weekend, CNN affiliate KTLA-TV in Los Angeles reports.

That might not bring the white stuff to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, but it could leave a dusting on the famous Hollywood sign, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The sign on Mount Lee is at 1,600 feet, well above the predicted snow level. Forecasters say the snow level will be at 1,000 feet during the worst of the storm Saturday afternoon, but "some convective showers could push snow down to 500 feet," according to the KTLA report.

Temperatures in the Los Angeles area will drop into the 40s, according to KTLA, and they'll go even lower in the mountains and inland valleys.

The National Weather Service, which has issued a winter storm warning for Southern California through 3 a.m. Sunday, says some mountain areas above 5,000 feet could get as much as 2 feet of snow. The Santa Monica Mountains could get 4 to 7 inches of snow, the weather service says.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph may combine with the snow to produce whiteout conditions in some areas, according to the weather service forecast.

Up the California coast, the weather service has issued a winter storm warning for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Areas between 1,000 and 3,000 feet in elevation can expects 7 to 10 inches of snow, the weather service says, adding that strong winds are also forecast, making travel "very hazardous to impossible."

It's difficult to say when it last snowed in Los Angeles. Midwest snowbirds will probably chuckle at the L.A. Almanac's report that the civic center downtown has thrice seen between a fifth and a third of inch of snow - in 1949, 1950 and 1954.

A 2005 Times story, however, reports how the entire state was "hammered" with sleet and snow in 1932. The tally for L.A.? Two inches.

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  1. Jack

    Would all you GOD people please get over yourselves?

    February 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ButtersThatsYou

    Haha. I thought 2000 was supposed to be the end? Go spew your cult ramblings somewhere else. Go sacrifice a lamb for your bloodthirsty god and follow your false prophets to H€LL. Go stone you're unruly children or something. Your Jesus has yet to produce world peace. You're God seems to be an extortionist that uses fear and intimidation to get at your soul. Those tactics would be used by the Devil not a kind and loving God. I like my idea of God better. Let's scare people into believing instead of inspiring them into believing by producing world peace or an end to disease. I pity you poor souls.

    February 26, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. CharlieSheen

    Actually that white powder belongs to me. The above poster is correct though. Did the bible tell of God's vengeance coming to Christchurch? No? 2 earthquakes hitting a place called Christchurch isn't a sign from God, but snow in Hollywood is? Har har....

    February 26, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. kim

    Damm hollywood with there ridiculas racist crap there like a dying breed thats convince thereselfs there still wanted when no one will miss this crap when there gone.

    February 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    are they talking real snow or coke snow?

    February 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Real snow RuffNutt with that approaching storm this weekend; 2-10 inches of snow-not fun.

    February 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    sad... liveing here in missouri with it snowing and sleeting.. i feel real sorry for there 2 inches of snow... it breeakes my little heart...

    im going to send a carhart jacket to the good will out there as a show of sadness and understanding..

    February 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Uh...Conan O'Brien didn't coint the phrase "thrice". It's a legitimate word that has been around for years and can be found in any dictionary. Conan used a word you've never heard before, that's all.

    February 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CharlieSheen

    Found it! Woo that was scary. Snnnnoooorrrrttttt.......

    February 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Karen

    Drugs are so bad. My boyfriend says to keep away from them which I do anyway. Doesn't Charlie do drugs. Isn't he part hispanic. It makes sense

    February 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ed bailey

    Very reputable scientists have repeatedly stated an d done so for many many years that the extremes in the weather WILl get more extreme. Simply put it can and will get pretty dangerous out there.

    February 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
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