Lowlanders go to Mt. Laguna in search of snow

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SAN DIEGO – Thursday’s chilly weather forecast drew dozens of San Diegans to Mount Laguna.

Many waited for hours to see the snowfall, which was forecast to fall throughout the day.

But the snow fell sporadically, but the big story of the day was the wind, with gusts over 30 mph.

Gusts were so strong it brought down branches and tree limbs on to roads, creating dangerous conditions for drivers.

Temperatures plummeted as expected, reaching lows in the 20s.

Officials with the Mountain Empire Unified School District, where classes have been cancelled recently due to snowfall, told FOX5 they were paying close attention and were ready to ask students to stay home if they had to.

The Julian Union School District is still out for winter break until Monday.

Many visitors opted to stay the night in Mount Laguna and Julian by renting cabins hoping to see the snowfall Friday morning.