BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — As California recovers from a series of storms that brought much needed rain and snow to the state, it’s time to fondly remember Bakersfield’s very own snow day from nearly a quarter century ago.
The last time Bakersfield saw snowfall was 24 years ago on Jan. 25, 1999.
The city got around six inches of snow with even more in some areas. The snow caused school closures and many kids took to building snowmen in their front yards instead.
The conditions must be very specific for it to snow in Bakersfield, and are very unlikely.
17 News Meteorologist Elaina Rusk said cold air must be established followed closely by precipitation. For example, back to back storms.
The rare 1999 snow day has been fondly remembered over the years.