01/19/12 - posted by Frank Dunnigan
It jolts me just a bit to realize that we are coming up on the 50th anniversary of the biggest snowstorm to hit San Francisco in the memories of most of us--January 21, 1962. This was not just a dusting of snow at the higher elevations or a few swirling flakes, but 2-3 inches of the white stuff piled up on the ground in the Sunset, Richmond, and everywhere else when we woke up that Sunday morning.

I can still see 18th Avenue when we looked out to see every inch of streets, sidewalks, lawns, and backyards blanketed. Within minutes, we were all outside, building snowmen, taking sides in snowball fights, sledding--all unheard-of delights in San Francisco. Somewhere I have pictures of that day, but the images will always be in my brain--parents, kids, neighborhoood dogs--everyone was out scampering around and having a great time. What are your memories of that morning?

Until I dig through some boxes and find those pics, here are a couple of video links to help bring back a wonderful day in the Bay Area:



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