I See Snow...from Carlsbad
I often get asked about the weather here in Carlsbad from people I talk with who are moving here...or pondering it. Certainly, having lived in New England for many years and dealing with long cold, snowy winters I have no complaints. Indeed, if I want to see snow I just check out the distant mountains from Carlsbad Village Drive near my house and I can enjoy the snow. And sharing the average temps we have, even in the winter, is a pleasant surprise for many. Even with the freeze warnings we've had this last week!
And San Diego County gets snow, too, in our mountains less than an hour inland from the coast... and has especially in the last week with the winter storms we've had. I saw that Julian (an hour inland in the mountains) had 12 inches, and on a number of the mountain roads in the County they were requiring chains on cars. Lots of people were out and about enjoying sledding and other snow activities due to our winter storms.
For me, I'll just enjoy the views of the snow on the mountains a couple of hours drive away! And I'll take beach walks in the winter. But as I tell those who are moving here...if you want snow, it's not that far away for skiing, sledding, making snowmen, and a snowball fight!