Just a month earlier than the legitimate start to the summer season, a few mountain citizens awoke Monday morning to a wintry scene, and snow and rain showers are predicted for most of the week.

But how uncommon is this past due-in-the-season dusting?

“We weren’t taken aback,” stated Brenda Norton, co-owner of the Broadway Cafe, 1117 W. Big Bear Blvd., on Monday morning. “We constantly get snow around Mother’s Day, which is normal.”

According to the National Weather Service, the Big Bear region saw a dusting of snow in early May, the remaining 12 months — May 2, to be exact. About an inch and a half fell at that point.

CaliforniaThe 12 months before, on May 7, 2017, NWS said nearly an inch of snow fell.

But here we are on May 20, and snow has been mentioned in a single day in the San Bernardino Mountains, close to the Big Bear location and Lake Arrowhead, and the San Gabriel Mountains, close to Wrightwood. Chain conditions were also in the area early Monday within the mountain regions, harking back to winter.

Well, the NWS says that the modern-day spring snow falling inside Big Bear place turned into on June 6, 1993, while approximately a 1/2-inch change was recorded in Big Bear Lake.

But Monday morning, Norton stated that San Bernardino Mountains residents had been coping with a bit more than a dusting. “We got more than one inch inside the city but about 3 to 4 inches general.”

Running Springs and the Snow Summit base near Big Bear received about five inches of snow from the overnight hurricane. Fawnskin got approximately 3 inches, and Forest Falls were given one inch.

The snow became a welcome sight for ski hotels, even though it was too overdue for a few to take advantage of it.

“They’ll take the snow, every drop of snow,” stated Patrick Pierce, a spokesman for Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood. “Especially because it’ll top off the reservoir. It’s assisting for next season already.”

But that motel itself is already closed, he stated. Any snowboarders or skiers now are, in all likelihood, headed to the Big Bear place to get a few last runs in with summer approaching, he said.

The lower back-to-lower back-to-lower-back storms are unusual for this time of year, according to the NWS.

The pattern of storms bringing rain and snow has been unusual, said James Brotherton, an NWS meteorologist. Usually, such storms bring light rain and a bloodless climate, which are reserved for the iciness season.

“It’s uncommon to get these chillier, wetter systems this past due within the season,” Brotherton stated. “Usually, we’re at the tail quit of the wet season through now.”

The latest collection of storms throughout the area has, in some areas, dropped more than three times as much rain as the site is used to present the year.

Parts of L.A. County, for example, have received a touch over a half-inch of rain, while average rain totals for the location at this time of year normally top out at around a 10th of an inch.

“It’s not like human beings are floating away in floodwaters or whatever,” Brotherton stated, “but it’s far unusual historically speakme.”

The breezy, bloodless temperatures will continue as wind advisories in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire are in location via Tuesday. Gusts are forecasted to reach over 55 mph, and sustained winds will hover around 25 to 35 mph.

Coastal regions will see increased surf via Tuesday morning, which creates risky swimming situations and capability for rip currents.

The umbrella-wearing, coat-carrying, cold, wet weather is here to stay throughout the week.

But if you’re ready for a little springtime sun, hang on. Come Friday; the clouds have to provide a manner to a mild heat-up before more showers are anticipated to transport in for the lengthy Memorial Day holiday weekend.