in the mountains above town and it's been known to happen here in the lowlands.
But hail is common here, at least in my experience. Once a year or so it comes crashing down for a few thrilling minutes. IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF RAIN, if you know what a lot of rain sounds like, and if you don't, it sounds like the gods are on your roof, grindinging their bingo ball churner as fast as it will go.
Yesterday it was cold--for Pasadena. But as John said, it must have been a lot colder up where the gods make their bingo balls in the first place.