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L.A. County Beach Quality, Surf and Snow Report

The L.A. area will experience warm weather this weekend.

The following is a water quality report for beaches in wet weather from Dec. 15, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013 compiled from data courtesy of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group. 


Surfers: A long-period NW swell will hit the area beginning early Saturday and build into Sunday. Waves are expected to be in the 1-2 foot range on Saturday and in the 2-3 foot range on Sunday with some spots seeing chest-high sets.

Beach grades are based on an A+ to F scale. Grades indicate the likelihood of swimmers becoming ill. Water samples are analyzed for bacteria – enterococcus, total and fecal coliforms. The report does not measure the amount of trash or toxins found at local beaches.

  • Dark Blue Marker = A+
  • Light Blue Marker = A
  • Green Marker = B
  • Yellow Marker = C
  • Pink = D
  • Red Marker = F



Snow report:

Big Bear Mountain has not received any new snow recently. The coverage is "great" on the open runs and the snow depth is 36-42 inches, according to the resort snow report. High temperatures will be in the mid 40s this weekend.

Mammoth Mountain has also not received any new snow recently. The snow depth on the slopes is about 120 inches and all 150 runs are open. The high temperature on the summit is expected to be in the 30s.
 
Weather report:

In Los Angeles, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 80 and a low of 47. Sunday, the high will also be 80 with a low of 48, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be light at about 5 mph on both days.

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