Hail makes the ground look like its covered with in Sacramento

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Sacramento, CALIF (CBS Newspath) -- A rare hail-storm hit Sacramento, California Monday afternoon (February 26) as thunderstorms rolled through Northern California.

A rare hail-storm hit Sacramento, California Monday afternoon (February 26) as thunderstorms rolled through Northern California. Courtesy: KCRA / CNN

The hail storm ended a month-long dry spell. Significant snowfall is expected in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains later this week.