As far as winter weather goes, we don't get too much of that here (Big Bear is an ENTIRELY different story, on the other hand) but we usually see flurries every winter, and perhaps a bigger snowstorm every few years or so. Closest thing to a White Christmas we've ever had was the December 26, 2019 snowstorm... so close, yet so far away.
Even severe weather is somewhat unheard of here, but does happen. On October 15 I filmed a line of SVR-warned thunderstorms as the bulk of the line passed 10 miles or so to my northwest, a landspout tornado touched down in Menifee on October 8 (oh, if only I had known!) and of course there are plenty of historical events in the book.
On another note, never got around to posting about it until now but on September 1 we had yet another brush fire pop up... this time on one of our neighbor's properties. Too close for comfort!
In that regard, might not be a bad idea to get a dedicated thread going for wildfire events?
This ended up being a relatively tame fire season for much of California didn't it? Out here in northern Utah it was a tame fire season and until late in the year when the fires really got going up in Idaho/Oregon/Washington, we hardly had any smoke throughout the summer. Despite it being a hotter than normal summer for this area.
The big trough coming through currently that's going to lead to the severe weather in the SE this week is bringing quite a winter storm to the west. Fantastic storm for Sierra snowpack, and depending on where it tracks it could bring some really good snows to my area as well. With the right track I could pick up possibly up to a foot of snow on Monday at 4300', with considerably more up in the higher elevations. Subtle differences in track though could mean 2-3" here or 10-12".
I'm up to 11" for a season total here currently, with measurable snow on 5 days so far. 6", 3", 1", 0.5" and 0.5.