The weather has come to the aid of a weary group of firefighters, with Thursday morning offering something that is quite unique on the South Coast — snow.
Twitter was abuzz with the fresh coat of white powder that fell near and on the location of this week’s Cave Fire, aiding the hundreds of firefighters on the job, with Santa Barbara County fire officials indicating that the blaze is now 70 percent contained, with further gains expected today.
The snowfall occurred at nearly 3,500 feet within the Los Padres National Forest.
Forecasters are calling for similar conditions this morning, indicating that the area could see another dusting of snow, which will further aid the extinguishing of the massive blaze that claimed more than 4,000 acres.
Santa Barbara was also doused with multiple downpours on Thursday, accumulating just under an inch of rain, the most in Santa Barbara County.
The weekend looks to be wet, with threats of showers both today and Saturday, with next week dominated by cloud cover and calls for rain.