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Weekend Ski, Surf and Weather Report

Mountain areas received fresh snow in the last couple of days.

Mountain snow report:

Big Bear Mountain received over 14 inches of snow in the last couple of days. The coverage is "excellent" on the open runs and the snow depth is 28-42 inches, according to the resort snow report. High temperatures are expected to be in the 20s on Saturday and Sunday and the weather will be clear. As of Friday, Highway 38 was closed and chains were required on Highways 18 and 330 leading to Big Bear. Check the latest road conditions here.

Mammoth Mountain has received about 2 inches of new snow since Thursday. The snow depth on the slopes is about 120 inches and all 150 runs are open. The high is expected to be in the high teens, low 20s on the mountain and both Saturday and Sunday should be partly cloudy.

 

Los Angeles weather report:

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 57 degrees and a low of 43. Sunday will also be mostly sunny, with a high of 61 and a low of 45 degrees. Winds are expected to stay calm on both days, according to the National Weather Service.

 

Los Angeles County surf report:

A WNW swell moved into the area on Friday, and the surf height is expected to be in the 2-3-foot range at most spots. Strong winds however, have caused poor conditions. Also, due to the recent rain, the L.A. Department of Public Health recommends that people avoid the water 72 hours after a rain storm.

The attached map is a water quality report for beaches in wet weather from Jan 6 to Feb. 6, 2013* compiled from data courtesy of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group. 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

Purple Marker = No sample taken

*Note: Grades do not reflect the rain received Friday, therefore water quality may be worse than indicated. No data is available for Long Beach.

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