snow on the ground at chabot space and science center's observation deck
Snow covers Chabot Space & Science Center's Observation Deck and Mars Yard on the morning of Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Courtesy: Chabot Space & Science Center Credit: Chabot Space & Science Center

Snow fell across the East Bay on Thursday and Friday when a winter storm moved through Northern California, dusting streets, cars, and homes with flakes in the Oakland Hills.

By Friday, several inches of snow had fallen in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills, and the National Weather Service Bay Area issued a frost advisory from midnight to 9 a.m. Saturday. The rain will slow on Saturday but an 80% chance of precipitation is currently forecasted for Sunday, with more rain coming early next week.

Oakland residents documented the rare precipitation as kids and pets enjoyed the powder before it melted.

Snow coats the ground at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in Oakland on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Credit: Amir Aziz
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Ashley McBride reports on education equity for The Oaklandside. She covered the 2019 Oakland Unified School District teachers’ strike as a breaking news reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. More recently, she was an education reporter for the San Antonio Express-News where she covered several local school districts, charter schools, and the community college system. McBride earned her master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, has held positions at the Palm Beach Post and the Poynter Institute, and is a recent Hearst Journalism Fellow.