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Cooling down

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Cooler temperatures through Thursday then warming a few degrees through the weekend. Cool again early next week. Overnight low clouds and fog into next week.

Weather Watcher Report for Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labor Day)

Arroyo Grande 73/55
Atascadero 94/53
CA Valley 94/58
Cambria 70/51
Corbett Canyon 80/57
Creston 93/59
Cuyama 94/59
Goleta 77/61
Lompoc 72/57
Los Osos 69/51
Morro Bay 64/56
Orcutt 78/54
Paso Robles 98/54
Pismo Beach 67/55
Pozo 95/51
San Luis Obispo 80/54
Santa Barbara 80/65
Santa Maria 81/57
Santa Ynez 90/54
Solvang 88/57
Vandenberg AFB 68/55

August 30th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Avila Beach 57-75
CA Valley 61-96
Cambria 54-87
Creston 62-99
Cuyama 61-94
Goleta 58-77
Hearst Castle 72-96
Lompoc 59-79
Morro Bay 58-69
Nipomo 59-91
Orcutt 55-87
Paso Robles 57-105
Pismo Beach 57-75
San Luis Obispo 58-95
Santa Maria 60-85
Santa Ynez 55-97
Shell Beach 57-75
Solvang 58-94
Templeton 56-101
Vandenberg AFB 57-77

Windy and hot conditions, but gradual cooling trend on the way

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Hotter than normal day for most areas Saturday. A weak trough and increasing onshore flow will bring a gradual cooling trend starting Sunday. We will start to see lower than normal temperatures starting mid-week. We will also see increasing night through morning clouds and some fog in coastal and valley areas. Gusty northwest to north winds are expected for most of our area, seeing 15-30mph winds. There is a red flag warning in effect for the Santa Barbara South Coast and Santa Ynez Range through Saturday night. A red flag means that critical fire weather condition are possible. A combination of strong winds, and low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create extreme fire behavior. We could see gusts of up to 45mph. So if you’re camping or starting any fires during this holiday weekend you will want to be extremely careful or not start any at all.

Weather Watcher Report for Friday, August 29, 2014

Atascadero 94/52
CA Valley 96/55
Cambria 72/58
Corbett Canyon 84/58
Creston 96/53
Cuyama 94/58
Goleta 80/56
Lompoc 72/61
Los Osos 67/59
Morro Bay 64/59
Orcutt 75/58
Paso Robles 102/58
Pismo Beach 75/59
San Luis Obispo 81/59
Santa Barbara 86/64
Santa Maria 78/59
Santa Ynez 90/55
Solvang 88/58
Vandenberg AFB 68/60

Warm temps into the weekend

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

We have not seen much lingering marine cloud cover this week thanks to high pressure firmly rooted in the area.

It has been producing strong sundowners in SB county tonight and probably even stronger Friday and Saturday night. Southcoast temps will be in the 80s and 90s, interior valley temps in SLO county should hit 100 Friday and Saturday but beaches will only hit the 70s and generally 70s and 80s in the coastal valleys since some afternoon onshore is expected there.

Increasing onshore flow and a weak trough are expected to bring a cooling trend by Sunday and continue through next week.

Aug. 28th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 54-76
Atascadero 48-87
CA Valley 61-96
Cambria 56-70
Corbett Canyon 58-81
Cuyama 59-96
Goleta 60-83
Grover Beach 56-73
Lompoc 57-75
Los Osos 60-68
Morro Bay 58-66
Orcutt 58-79
Paso Robles 48-95
Pismo Beach 58-68
San Luis Obispo 59-81
San Miguel 54-99
Santa Barbara 66-91
Santa Maria 62-78
Santa Ynez 54-95
Shandon 48-101
Shell Beach 58-68
Solvang 57-90
Templeton 47-90
Vandenberg AFB 53-70

Aug. 28th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 52-81
Atascadero 48-90
CA Valley 55-93
Cambria 49-77
Corbett Canyon 55-84
Cuyama 55-94
Goleta 54-83
Hearst Castle 57-76
Lompoc 50-77
Los Osos 53-70
Morro Bay 55-67
Orcutt 50-82
Paso Robles 50-94
Pismo Beach 53-69
Pozo 47-92
San Luis Obispo 51-86
San Miguel 52-95
Santa Barbara 60-91
Santa Maria 56-80
Santa Ynez 50-95
Shandon 47-98
Shell Beach 53-69
Solvang 50-94
Templeton 48-88
Vandenberg AFB 53-74

Morning offshore continues Thursday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

With some offshore winds and building high pressure over California the marine layer has been getting cleared very early leading to sunshine and warming temperatures and this should continue through Thursday.

Beaches will still only hit the 60s and 70s again today and again on Thursday but interior temps will hit the low 90s Wednesday and likely jump into the high 90s Thursday and Friday.

Onshore dominant flow returns Friday and that’ll bring back low clouds and cooler temps to the coast, it’ll take a day or two for that cooler air to work inland.

We’ll keep cooling slight through Labor Day with roughly average daytime highs in my forecast, after that I expect a little warming through the balance of the week.

Waves continue to be a headline on the Central Coast

Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday afternoon

Surf will range from 4 to 6 feet and strong rip currents will exist at times today through Friday.

Exposed south facing shores will see the greatest impact including Jalama beach in Santa Barbara county as well as port San Luis, Avila beach and Cayucos in San Luis Obispo county.

The surf with very strong rip currents and long shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly large waves across rocks and jetties near the waters edge and suddenly inundate beaches. South swells also have a history of producing damage to boats docked at port San Luis.

Surf from hurricane Marie continued to build this morning along exposed south facing shores. Surf will peak this today then slowly diminish through Friday while staying above high surf criteria of 7 foot breakers or more. There is the potential for damaging and life threatening surf across south and southeast facing shores of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These areas will potentially see the largest surf seen in recent years with breakers of 10 to 15 feet possible.