Video by Quinn Murdy.
Arcata and its surrounding coastal areas saw the biggest snowstorm in 29 years last night.
Meteorologist William Iwasko with Eureka’s National Weather Service office told the Outpost that McKinleyville got the most snow last night, with 2 to 3 inches in the valleys and up to 5 inches in higher elevations. Arcata, meanwhile, saw about an inch of snow, and areas of Eureka got about half an inch.
“The last time [Arcata and McKinleyville] had measurable snow that exceeded half an inch was March of 1999,” Iwasko said. “That was .6 inches. The last time we had over an inch of snow was February of 1990.”
Enjoy these photos and videos of the snow shared by residents from around Humboldt County.
Humboldt’s seismology expert Lori Dengler is also an expert at living in the moment. | McKinleyville
Snow coming down in McKinleyville. | Photos by Amanda Belle Plants
McKinleyville residents Jurgan Crosswhite, William Plants and Dennis Phiffer post snowball fight.
A rare Arcata snow flamingo. | Daniel Amaral
McKinleyville resident Jasper wields a snowball. | Amber Beth-Roberts Mascio
Arcata’s Catticus Finch sees his first snow. | Steph McGeary.
Photos by Humboldt State University.
Snowy treetops in Arcata | Sabina Gallier.
McKinleyville Ave. and Heartwood Dr. | Tyler Waxler
Shannon Mckinnon of McKinleyville and her family win the best snowman contest.
The Arcata Theatre Lounge and snow resort. | Photo by Brian McCaughey
Snowman minimalist Tim WoZny shares these photos.
Rohnerville Road in Fortuna | Carol Rogers.
A snow plow in sunny Trinidad. | Photos by John Schmidt
Three fourths of an inch of snow measured in Trinidad.
Friendly, Snowy Fortuna. | Jessica Riley
Arcata has a late-night snowball fight with William McKinley. | Andrew Goff