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Snow on the Hollywood sign? It's possible with cold storm rolling into L.A. [Updated]

February 24, 2011 |  3:35 pm

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Snow dusting the Hollywood sign?

The National Weather Service on Thursday warned of heavy rain, hail, snow and cold temperatures beginning Friday morning as a new storm front barreled into Southern California.

Rains are expected to begin Friday afternoon and last through Saturday night. Temperatures will dip into the low 40s in the L.A. Basin and be much colder in mountain and inland valley areas.

The coldest conditions are likely Saturday afternoon, when the snow level could drop to 1,000 feet. But officials warn that "some convective showers could push snow down to 500 feet."

For comparison, the Hollywood sign on Mt. Lee is at an elevation of about 1,600 feet.

[Updated at 8:10 p.m. A previous version of this post said the elevation of the Hollywood sign is 890 feet.]

Some parts of the San Gabriel Mountains could see nearly two feet of snow.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

Image: National Weather Service

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