Lingering cold air is keeping Southern California frigid following a storm that dropped snow at elevations rarely seen in the Los Angeles region.

The National Weather Service says snow showers were reported Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Northridge and Pasadena, all at elevations roughly between 700 and 1,000 feet (213.3 and 304.8 meters).

The weather service says snow was also reported at Malibu Pier, Leo Carrillo State Beach and near sea level at a fire station at Point Dume. Most of it melted as it hit the ground.

This photo provided by Kate Porter shows a fresh layer of snow fall on a desert tree in Joshua Tree, Calif. (Kate Porter via AP)
This photo provided by Kate Porter shows a fresh layer of snow fall on a desert tree in Joshua Tree, Calif. (Kate Porter via AP)

Downtown Los Angeles had no snow, however. Measureable snow has fallen there only twice since records began in 1877 — first on Jan. 15, 1932, and then on Jan. 9, 1949. A trace fell on two days in January 1962.

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