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Storm dumps fresh snow in Southern California mountains

April 12, 2010 |  6:40 pm
Southern California mountains received 4 to 6 inches of fresh snow Monday from a storm that dumped rain across much of the region, including record rainfall in Long Beach.

In Wrightwood, the Mountain High ski resort had reported up to 6 inches of snow by Monday evening, the National Weather Service said. The resort reported that all roads in the area were open.

In the San Gabriel Mountains, the storm dropped 1.34 inches of rain at the San Gabriel Dam and .82 inches at Mount Wilson, the weather service said.

At Long Beach Airport, a half-inch of rain fell, breaking a record of .45 inches of rain set on April 12 in 1976. Nearly an inch of rain was recorded at the Hollywood Reservoir, and Santa Monica reported .69 inches of rain, according to the Weather Service.

The remainder of the week is expected to be dry, with temperatures slightly below normal, the Weather Service said.

--Robert Lopez