- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Heavy snow fell Tuesday in the mountains of Southern California as winter took a late-season shot at the region.

Several school districts declared a snow day for students in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, where plows worked to clear roads of deep accumulations and chains were required on vehicles.

A popular webcam watching bald eagles caring for two eggs near Big Bear Lake showed their nest covered with snow.

The Mountain High ski resort at the east end of the San Gabriel Mountains reported 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 centimeters) of new snow. To the east in the San Bernardinos, Big Bear Mountain Resort reported a dump of 12 to 18 inches (30.5 to 45.7 centimeters).

The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm warning at noon but warned that a cold front expected to pass through California overnight would likely bring more snow that could affect the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles.

Elsewhere in the region, conditions were markedly different, with just drizzle and sprinkles or blue skies that hinted of spring.

Downtown Los Angeles reached at least 70 degrees (21.1 Celsius) for the first time since Jan. 29, the National Weather Service said.

The 41 consecutive days with a high below that benchmark was the fifth longest since records began in 1877 and the longest since a run between December 1936 and February 1937.

Forecasters said temperatures would be close to seasonal norms during the week and may rise above normal to about 80 degrees (26.6 Celsius) in a few areas on Sunday.

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