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Found this picture at an antique store in Simi Valley California (a place where it rarely, if ever, snows). Was this documentation of a freak storm somewhere in Southern California, or was our lady with snowball in hand somewhere else? I will never know for sure, but the fact that the car door is open and the driver is waiting behind the wheel, suggests that they decided to photograph a once in a lifetime event before it melted. View full size.