Well that was an unexpected hello from winter! The weekend storm proved to be a potent one, hammering the Southland and dropping impressive November snowfall in the mountains. Mountain High says 5-10" of new snow, Mt. Baldy says six inches, and Mammoth reports 12" over the last 24 hours. Note that Mountain High, Snow Summit, and Mammoth are already open for skiers for the 2011-2012 season. For Big Bear visitors, the blasted highway is at last open, meaning you won't have to take the bypass any more—thank goodness.