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Top 10 Signs It’s Winter In Los Angeles

Top 10 Signs It’s Winter In Los Angeles

by Gina Valley

Winter has come to Los Angeles.

“How can you tell?” non-SoCalifornians might wonder.

As always, I’m here to help you out.

Top 10 Signs It’s Winter In Los Angeles

#10.  Target is has brought out its swimwear selection.

#9.  The garden gnomes are all wearing Lands End down vests.


#8.  Your Los Angeles Facebook friends are posting complaints about how they had to wear socks to work.

#7.  There’s a guy near the flock of visiting geese at every park lake muttering, “It’s not ‘Canadian.’ It’s ‘Canada’ Geese!”

#6.  The spectators at sporting events are no longer dressed in shorts and t-shirts.  Now they’re wearing shorts and snow parkas.

#5.  All the Chihuahuas are wearing little, tiny snow boots.

#4.  WalMart has replaced its rubber flip flop collection with fur-lined flip flops.

#3.  Car windows are fogging up and no one is “auditioning” inside.

#2.  Store credit card purchases are down because people keep snapping their credit cards in half while trying to scrape the frost off their windshields.

#1. People have stopped complaining about the heat.

Bundle up, Buttercup!

Laugh Out Loud!


What’s winter like where you live?   Are you a fellow SoCal’er?  What’s your favorite sign of SoCal winter?   Shoot me a comment.   You’re here anyway & I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

5 Responses
  • Brian Stephens
    December 9, 2013

    I’m on the east coast now, but I lived in San Diego and Riverside Counties for a while. I always told my family from the northeast that there were only two seasons in socal…summer and not-summer. They didn’t get it until I was wearing shorts and flip flops on Thanksgiving and Christmas when they visited and found out that I was dressed appropriately.

    Ah, I miss socal. Maybe someday we’ll move back there and pay super high taxes, gas prices, housing, real estate taxes, and who knows what else…but I’ll be able to wear shorts and flip flops most of the year.

  • Kriss @ Cabin Goddess
    December 10, 2013

    BUWAHAHAHA This was my February last year, and no that is NOT photoshop’ed. This is our winter.. SO this makes me GIGGLE. I am an Alaskan, and man, I wish we had to worry about socks to work, not wearing them. We do have folks who wear shorts and sandals all year long!

  • Did the kids get to miss school yet because of a few icy patches on the roadways? My kids have been out for of school for three days and they are getting bored.

  • BeckyJane
    December 10, 2013

    The credit card on is the best! I live in Utah where winters are cold and snowy. My son wears shorts year round and like the CA folks, just adds a parka.