Jan 11, 2012 11:40 PM by John Reger

What's the Difference Between Beaches and Coast in the Weather Report?

I needed a little help on this week's Good Question. It comes from someone who watches us regularly for the weather report. Teri A. of Pismo Beach asks: When weathermen give temperatures in the weather segment, what's the difference between "coast" and "beaches." To get the answer I went straight to the man who uses those terms, meteorologist Dave Hovde.

"This one comes up a lot," said Hovde. "And what we're trying to do is simplify the forecast into major climate types. Beaches are places that actually have a beach. Coastal valleys or the coast are places that don't have a beach but are heavily influenced by the ocean. Inland areas have less of that marine influence. In winter they run cooler, summer warmer.

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