This photograph of Renee and Marsha Caperton was taken on Tait Avenue during a snowfall in 1949, most likely in January of that year.
The amount that fell on the Capertons' home was too minimal to measure, but .5 inches of snow had been recorded in downtown Los Gatos in 1932.
According to Weather Warehouse, the lowest recorded temperature within the town limits in 1949 was 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and the total precipitation amounted to only 1.81 inches, of which .73 inches fell in one 24-hour period.
Town rainfall in the years between 1949 and 2012 ranged from a mere .23 inches in 1984 to a deluge of 15.6 inches in 1995.
Nadine Caperton Collection