Two year ago tonight, a flurry of snow began falling on coastal Humboldt, much to the delight of grownups and children alike who rushed out into the night (and the next morning) to enjoy an impromptu snowball fight, build a snowman or snowwoman and simply revel in the moment.
The rare coastal arrival, the likes of which had not been seen since 2002, did make for some treacherous driving conditions and shutdown U.S. Highway in northern Mendocino County.
When the dusting settled, McKinleyville saw 2 to 4 inches while at least one-half inch blanketed areas of Eureka.
Here's a look back at the snowy scenes some fine folks shared with the Journal
at the time.