It's still technically summer — the autumnal equinox doesn't arrive until 4:02 p.m. ET Friday.
It was a tad unusual then to see it snowing Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range that is shared by California and Nevada. It usually doesn't snow there for about another month.
Some areas got a dusting, but others got several inches of snow and the plows were called out to clear roads.
Snow and hail contributed to a 16-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Cisco Grove, Calif. One man was killed and others were treated for minor injuries.