And Yucaipa residents were treated to a significant snowfall.
Bud Reynolds, a sales associate at Caldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters in Yucaipa, said that from "Seventh Street on up there was quite a bit of snow" Friday afternoon.
Snow also was reported Friday in Calimesa and the San Gorgonio Pass.
Hail was seen in downtown San Bernardino.
"Hail was widespread throughout the region," said Alex Tardy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Among other Inland Empire areas reporting hail were Norco, Chino Hills and Moreno Valley, he said.
Propelled by the jet stream, Friday's storm was expected to drop temperatures into the single-digits in the higher elevations, with the coldest spot being 0 degrees at Baldwin Lake, which borders Big Bear City, Tardy said.
The Big Bear Lake area reported snowfall from 5 inches to 13 inches, depending on exposure, Tardy said.
Lake Arrowhead was reporting snowfall of 5 inches late Friday afternoon, he said.
All schools in the Rim of the World Unified School District were closed Friday in advance of the winter storm.
Schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District were closed Friday, but that was due to "the law enforcement investigation and uncertainty about the whereabouts of" murder suspect Chris Dorner, according to the district's website.
Dorner is the fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of the shooting deaths of three people and the subject of a massive manhunt in the Big Bear Lake area.
Several accidents were reported throughout the day Friday but none with significant injuries, California Highway Patrol officials said.
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