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4th of JULY BEACH REPORT

The beach is a popular spot to celebrate the 4th!-I want to update you on the weather and various conditions that you will find once you hit the sand! 

**WE WANT YOUR BEACH PICTURES! Please email me a shot of yourself or your family enjoying the shore. I will show them on-air during my morning weather reports. Please include everyone's names and the beach locations. Surf shots are welcome too!

Rick.Dickert@FOXTV.COM

*The Weather

Low clouds will cover the beaches on Thursday morning but skies should become mostly to partly sunny in the afternoon. For coastal fireworks, there will be some low clouds which could partially obscure some evening shows at some beaches.

High Temperatures: Santa Monica 70, Hermosa Beach 69, Huntington Beach 70

Winds will generally be light until late morning then pick up out of the west to southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon.

*The Surf:

A combination of small swells out of the Southern Hemisphere and a weak local wind swell should produce mostly 1-3' surf up and down the coast. Friday should be a little bigger and slightly more consistent.

Here are the latest water temperature reports: Zuma 64, Hermosa 67, Cabrillo 67, Huntington 70, Newport 69

For the latest surf report and rip current outlook from the National Weather Service, click here. If you are in need of tidal information, it can be found here

*The Rip Current:

Break the grip of the RIP! Our beaches are prone to rip tides. If you get caught in one, do NOT panic! Swim PARALLEL to the coast OUT of the current. Try and get attention from lifeguards if you need help. Most importantly, ALWAYS swim near a manned life guard lower. He or she will alert you to rip currents and tell you where it is safe to swim. Check out the images to the left  and the video for more rip current safety. 

*The Water Quality:

Heal the Bay released their annual Beach Report Card before Memorial Day and the news is good! For the 5th year in a row, water quality continued to improve at area beaches. In fact, 7 locations in L.A. County made the honor role with grades of A+. Unfortunately, there are still a few "beach bummers". The Redondo Beach Pier, Malibu Pier and Avalon all received low grades. If the water quality becomes too poor, warnings signs will be posted in the beach. The complete Heal the Bay Beach Report Card can be found here

Have a SAFE weekend everyone and don't forget to check my forecasts for the latest conditions at the coast every Monday through Friday morning starting at 4:30am on FOX 11 or right here on myfoxla.com. 

**WE WANT YOUR BEACH PICTURES! Please email me a shot of yourself or your family enjoying the shore. I will show them on-air during my morning weather reports. Please include everyone's names and the beach locations. Surf shots are welcome too!

Rick.Dickert@FOXTV.COM

Rick Dickert

FOX 11 Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

Photo Credits-Graphics: NOAA

Video Credit: NOAA, U.S. Lifesaving Association  

 

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