Northern California experienced some wild weather this afternoon.
Hail pelted the Sacramento region beginning just before noon:
11:55 am - Thunderstorms are popping up across the valley. These storms could produce locally heavy rain, accumulating small hail, and funnel clouds. Take shelter if a storm forms near you! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/DiBel7M6Z2— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 26, 2018
More hail downtown sac. pic.twitter.com/tLuRUDJQb0— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) February 26, 2018
There were long stretches of roaring thunder — and even reports that "snow" was falling.
Is it hail or snow?! pic.twitter.com/yLNPFTgRjV— City of Sacramento (@TheCityofSac) February 26, 2018
Reports of funnel clouds, due to the thunderstorms, surfaced on social media.
The unusual weather led to accidents and traffic incidents throughout the area.
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-80 between Hwy-50/I-80 split and Truxel, icy build-up is making for a very slippery road. Be careful. pic.twitter.com/oNbSmHVDvN— Devin Yamanaka (@CapRadioDevin) February 26, 2018
But some Sacramentans went out and made the best of the unexpected iciness: snowmen, snowball fights.
California's First Dog even got in on some of the fun.
Do you want to build a snowman?! pic.twitter.com/MfhopXXgED— Old Sacramento (@oldsacramento) February 26, 2018
❄️ fight! pic.twitter.com/XaimpTtj4i— Kevin McCarty (@KevinMcCartyCA) February 26, 2018
It’s hailing cats and DOGS! 🐶 ❄️ pic.twitter.com/4l8qZCYGdU— Colusa Brown (@ColusaBrown) February 26, 2018
But ... for the record: The National Weather Service confirmed that there was no snow in Sacramento on Monday.