We live in Santa Cruz, only a few miles away from the ocean, but at 1480 elevation. Sometimes, it can pour rain at home, but at the office in town, it will be bright and beautifully dry.
It snowed last night! At about 6:30, my husband came home with groceries and told me to come outside and see the snow.
In Santa Cruz, we have some mountain ranges, nothing to ski on, obviously.. but maybe 1 or 2 times per winter, when it is super cold, we experience a trickle of snowfall. A few years ago, enough snow fell for us to make mini snow people.. Lilliputians, are the max size around here!