Winter weather pounds SoCal with hail, lightning, snow

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Monday, May 8, 2017
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From hail to funnel clouds to snow, Southern California saw a range of wild weather on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A winter-like storm hit Southern California quickly on a spring Sunday, bringing hail, lightning and even snow to mountain communities.

Hail fell inland from West Covina and Chino Hills to further east areas of San Bernardino County.

A funnel cloud was spotted in the San Dimas area, and a land spout was seen in Victorville Sunday afternoon. Residents were warned to stay inside if possible.

A land spout was seen touching down near the Victorville airport on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
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Lightning was also seen in some areas, while snow fell at the 4,500-foot level in the mountains.

The storms came just days after the region saw more typical summer-like conditions in the 80-degree range.

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The storms were expected to continue through Sunday night, with some rain expected through Monday and cool temperatures the rest of the week.