As we close out September our Southern California beaches remain a near tropical paradise. With sunny afternoon skies and ocean water temperatures reaching the mid-seventies almost daily, Laguna Beach and San Clemente are great late afternoon destinations.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports the planet’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for July, breaking the previous high mark established in 1998 according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2009 ranked fifth-warmest since world-wide records began in 1880.
Expect Santa Ana Winds later this week.
Low Tide today 5:42 pm, Ocean Sunset 6:46 pm.