Apparently in California they are calling this white stuff graupel, meaning soft hail. I know they don't see it often, but it's actually known as SNOW everywhere else in the world. The blizzard last night was an epic one. The wind sounded like it was going to blow my house away.
I had a thought of my RV being pushed down the cliff by the wind, but thankfully it was still there this morning. And we have SNOW! It's so heavy the limbs from this tree, that you can't touch in the sunshine, are now dragging the ground.