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News - March 2, 2011

Woodside: Get anything you want, including snow

Record low temperatures combined with rain overnight to create snow throughout the Bay Area on Saturday, Feb. 26, at elevations as low as a few hundred feet, National Weather Service Chris Stumpf said.

Sam Ostrander, an employee at Alice's Restaurant on Skyline Boulevard in Woodside, said it looked "really snowy still" Saturday afternoon, with snow still covering the ground and treetops and roofs of nearby homes and businesses.

She said she saw many people building snowmen on the sides of the road Saturday morning.

"They were everywhere," she said.

At the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards further south on Skyline, employees tried to hit passersby with snowballs, tasting room manager Rick Davis said.

"There was enough to make a few snowballs," he said, adding that the snow was good for throwing since "it seemed fairly dry, not wet and slushy."

Besides being used as a projectile, the snow served another purpose for the winery.

"We had enough to put bottles of wine in to chill them down," he said.

— Bay City News Service

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