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Saturday’s winds like to prompt small craft advisories in marine forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Saturday: Winds variable 10 kt or less becoming 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less becoming 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Saturday Night: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 8 to 10 ft dominant period 8 seconds subsiding to 7 to 8 ft after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.

Sunday: Winds variable 10 kt or less becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 9 seconds building to 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.

Sunday Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 11 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.

Monday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 11 ft. Patchy fog.

Tuesday: NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Patchy fog.

Your Easter weekend forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The Easter weekend will bring some weather changed for the Central Coast, after some early coastal clouds we’ll see the skies clear thanks in large part to strong NW winds developing Saturday afternoon. Winds should be in the 15-30mph range at the coast with 10-20mph winds inland. Saturday evening we’ll have to watch the strength in the passes and canyons of SB county for potential of advisory level winds.

A ridge in the upper atmosphere builds and Sunday will be a warmer day with lighter winds.

So Saturday for beaches we’ll see low to mid 60s with 70s for coastal valleys and mid 70s to 80 inland.

Sunday inland temps jump into the mid to upper 80s with coastal valleys in the mid 70s to 80 while beaches will see temp increase to the upper 60s and some low 70s.

The ridge breaks down Tuesday of next week and a frontal system drops south, it could bring a chance of rain to SLO/SB counties (though it would not be substantial) and winds will be ample much of next week likely holding temps down until the latter portion of the week.

April 17th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 45-64
Atascadero 51-61
CA Valley 48-79
Cambria 53-56
Corbett Canyon 50-64
Cuyama 50-78
Goleta 53-66
Hearst Castle 46-75
Lompoc 52-64
Los Osos 57-62
Morro Bay 49-58
Nipomo 51-65
Oceano 54-59
Orcutt 55-62
Paso Robles 48-73
Pismo Beach 51-59
San Luis Obispo 50-65
San Miguel 48-80
Santa Barbara 57-66
Santa Maria 51-64
Santa Ynez 48-68
Shandon 47-77
Shell Beach 51-59
Solvang 49-73
Templeton 52-60
Vandenberg AFB 50-60

Marine winds pick up this evening and look strong Friday as well

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Tonight: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 9 seconds.

Friday: N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 10 seconds.

Friday Night: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 10 kt late. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Saturday Winds: variable 10 kt or less becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Saturday Night: NW winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.

Sunday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.

Monday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog.

End of April could bring several chances of rain

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Clouds from an upper level system streaming over the area today (along with the early low clouds) will produce cooler temps today. There is a slight chance of a few scattered drops of precip but generally speaking most will stay dry.

After this system departs strong winds will develop Friday through the weekend. The upside is that skies will clear out however winds could peak past 30mph at times in the afternoons through Monday.

Conditions for the Easter weekend will have temps in the 80s inland with 70s in the coastal valleys and 60s for highs at the beaches. If the weekend winds seem strong, wait until next week as very strong NW winds could dominate next week.

There is a slight chance of rain Tuesday with a frontal passage, though if it does rain it should be pretty light. However models now suggest the last week of the month could feature several systems with decent rain potential.

April 16th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 45-75
Atascadero 47-83
CA Valley 43-81
Cambria 54-63
Corbett Canyon 47-77
Goleta 51-65
Grover Beach 44-74
Lompoc 52-64
Los Osos 42-64
Morro Bay 49-59
Oceano 56-67
Orcutt 53-68
Paso Robles 44-86
Pismo Beach 47-67
San Luis Obispo 47-76
San Miguel 48-87
Santa Barbara 56-68
Santa Maria 50-70
Santa Ynez 48-75
Shandon 41-85
Shell Beach 47-67
Solvang 49-77
Templeton 53-83
Vandenberg AFB 50-63

April 17th, 2014 air quality forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Thursday, Apr 17: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Apr 18: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Apr 19: 34 AQI Good Ozone
Sunday, Apr 20: 35 AQI Good Ozone
Monday, Apr 21: 34 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org

Small craft advisory tonight but not likely Thursday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Tonight: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the evening Becoming 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Thursday: N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Thursday Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 9 seconds.

Friday: NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds.

Friday: Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Saturday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.

Sunday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.

Little temperature change near coast Thursday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Temps look flat near the coast on Thursday but cool roughly five to seven degrees inland.

Winds look fairly light Thursday and Friday which could result in a slower clearing marine layer at beaches and near coastal valleys.

A low pressure system tracks into CA in this timeframe as well, it shouldn’t do much locally. Some spotty marine drizzle may be possible with the deeper marine layer and there is a slight chance that cumulus clouds in the eastern hills could pop a shower or isolated t-storm but that is the far eastern edge of the area.

Following that winds pick up, strongly onshore in the afternoons into much of next week so temps will trend near seasonal norms.

April 15th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 46-73
Atascadero 42-79
CA Valley 45-83
Cambria 54-61
Cuyama 49-80
Goleta 51-68
Grover Beach 51-67
Hearst Castle 61-74
Lompoc 52-64
Los Osos 53-62
Morro Bay 50-57
Orcutt 55-67
Paso Robles 49-87
Pismo Beach 51-67
San Luis Obispo 52-75
San Miguel 51-88
Santa Barbara 51-67
Santa Maria 53-71
Santa Ynez 46-77
Shell Beach 51-67
Solvang 49-77
Templeton 47-77
Vandenberg AFB 51-61