I was downtown Laguna Beach on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 when it began to rain. Not much of a rain, but with big drops it was not just misting.
I wondered, when has it rained in Laguna Beach in August? Certainly, not often.
I do know that the Laguna Beach Historical Society has a photograph dated July 4, 1928 showing a rain soaked South Coast Highway looking at The Broiler Restaurant and the Do Nut Kettle when they were on Main Beach.
At www.Laguna-History-Society.SmugMug.com one can view this and many other historic Laguna Beach photographs.
Of course, it has even snowed in Laguna Beach. According to Merle and Mabel Ramsey in their 1967 book "Pioneer Days of Laguna Beach" on page 175 "LAGUNA'S GREATEST SURPRISE: In January of 1949, the people of the city went to bed as usual. What a difference when they arose in the morning. Oh! No! It can't happen here in Laguna Beach !-but it did. There was one inch of snow on the ground. It was melted away by noon."
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