Big Bear Mountain received about 12 inches of fresh snow on Thursday. The coverage is "excellent" on the open runs and the snow depth is 28-48 inches, according to the resort snow report. High temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s on Saturday and Sunday and the weather will be sunny.
Mammoth Mountain received about 15 inches of new snow this week. The snow depth on the slopes is about 140 inches and all 150 runs are open. The high is expected to be in the high teens on the summit and low 20s at the base over the weekend. Both days will see sunny skies.
Los Angeles weather report:
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 64 degrees and a low of 49. Sunday will be sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 51. Winds are expected to be in the 5-10 mph range on both Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Los Angeles County surf report:
A south-southwest swell and west-northwest swell is hitting the area and sets are expected to be in the 3-4 foot range on both Saturday and Sunday, with some spots seeing shoulder high waves. However, water quality is compromised, because of the recent rain. The Los Angeles County Department of Health recommends no water contact 72 hours after a storm.
The attached map is a water quality report for beaches in wet weather from Feb. 5 to March 5 compiled from data courtesy of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group. Grades do not reflect the rainfall the area received on Thursday and Friday, therefore water quality may be worse than stated. 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