Each time I publish a photograph of snow in the San Fernando Valley with the dates 1948 or 1949, I get calls taking one side or another. I haven't checked the newspapers on this, but am coming to the conclusion that there may have been two snow falls, one in late December and the other in early January.
This image has a note saying “1948 Greenleaf and Van Nuys – Sherman Oaks”
My wife Janne disagrees that there was a snow in 1948. Her family moved here in 1949 from Iowa, and she recalls that her mother sent her to school and no other children came.
David Corsa writes
"Responding to blogspot about snow, there was no snow storm in 1948 to which I can find newspaper articles. The only articles are for the famous storm of 1949 which was a 3-day event .
Attached are two articles from L.A. Times
You can search for Times articles through the public library www.lapl.org then click on database, follow the password directions, go to the , and then search the L. A. Times.
Please advise your readers that there memories are mistaken about 1948.