NowCast 2018

NowCast / Predictive Winter Modeling Project

The County of Orange is currently participating in the NowCast project in collaboration with Heal the Bay and Stanford University. The project is operating at multiple beach locations within Southern California during the Winter 2018/2019 season, one being north of the Santa Ana River mouth at Huntington State Beach and another at the projection of Beach Boulevard in Huntington City Beach. The NowCast system uses computer models and environmental data to predict daily bacteriological water quality, much like a daily weather forecast. NowCast predictions will be updated daily, during the Winter study period through March 31, 2019. Click here to learn more about NowCast.

Today’s NOWCAST
50 feet upcoast of the Santa Ana River Mouth at Huntington State Beach

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GOOD

Ocean water bacterial levels are predicted to meet state health standards at the location above.

Today’s NOWCAST
Surf at the projection of Beach Boulevard at Huntington City Beach

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GOOD

Ocean water bacterial levels are predicted to meet state health standards at the location above.