August 4, 2009

Highs Today
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 82
Atascadero 91
Avila Beach 85
Cambria 62
Cayucos 65
Corbett Canyon 83
Creston 97
Cuyama 90
Goleta 82
Grover Beach 81
Hearst Castle 79
Lompoc 71
Los Osos 69
Morro Bay 62
Nipomo 74
Oceano 74
Orcutt 73
Paso Robles 94
Pismo Beach 71
Pozo 98
San Luis Obispo 83
San Miguel 95
Santa Barbara 82
Santa Margarita 101
Santa Maria 72
Santa Ynez 88
Shandon 99
Shell Beach 71
Solvang 86
Templeton 93
Vandenberg AFB 68

By: Amber Lee

Alligator cupcakes  - Courtesy: Ohanna83
Alligator cupcakes - Courtesy: Ohanna83

Many of you may not know this but: I love cupcakes. I enjoy it for its small serving size and the variety of flavors and textures this edible delight offers. So why am I writing about cupcakes on this blog? I’m getting to it. On Daybreak there is a segment where we feature photos that our viewers upload on the ksby website (you can find this gallery by clicking on the left column of this page). Last Friday, we were running low on photos to share so I asked folks to upload more photos. Only this time, I made a request that pictures of cupcakes or a cupcake be submitted. Well low and behold, this morning when I was deciding on what photos I wanted to feature, these cupcakes showed up and my mouth started to water. Ok, but my stomach did growl a time or two. 🙂

Hamburger cupcakes - Courtesy: Ohanna83
Hamburger cupcakes - Courtesy: Ohanna83

All I can say is

Aug 1st-2nd, 2009

Forecast Discussion
by Dave Hovde

Forgive the short post, both Amber and I are out of the area this weekend. The basic set-up in terms of weather is not very different from what we experienced Friday. There is a mid-level low pressure system off the CA coastline, this is producing low level onshore winds and mid level SW flow which keeps most of the coast and coastal valleys cool, the interior valleys are very close to being cooled by the depth of the marine cooling…but ending up just shy. Friday’s high of 97 in Paso Robles is evidence that the cool air is too low and dense to get to the southern Salinas River valley. Spots north of Paso will get some marine cooling…but that’ll be Monterey County and north…we saw some of those valley clouds Friday morning…and again the weekend looks very similar.

That mid-level low looks to just spin and perhaps proceed a little north this weekend but not pass over the coast until next week.

Beaches and coastal valleys will still see morning clouds with afternoon clearing and onshore winds. Beaches in the 60s this weekend with coastal valleys in the 70s to near 80.

July 30, 2009

Highs Today
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 73
Atascadero 83
Avila Beach 76
CA Valley 97
Cambria 65
Cayucos 65
Corbett Canyon 75
Creston 98
Cuyama 84
Goleta 72
Grover Beach 71
Guadalupe 65
Lompoc 67
Los Osos 67
Morro Bay 63
Nipomo 72
Orcutt 71
Paso Robles 91
Pismo Beach 65
Pozo 100
San Luis Obispo 78
San Miguel 91
Santa Barbara 72
Santa Margarita 63
Santa Maria 71
Santa Ynez 71
Shandon 94
Shell Beach 65
Solvang 86
Templeton 85
Vandenberg AFB 66

By: Amber Lee

Congrats Carina & Steve!!
Congrats Carina & Steve!!

July 26, 2009

By: Amber Lee


Arroyo Grande72
Avila Beach78
CA Valley102
Corbett Canyon82
Grover Beach70
Los Osos65
Morro Bay56
Paso Robles101
Pismo Beach60
San Luis Obispo85
San Miguel106
Santa Barbara81
Santa Margarita95
Santa Maria72
Santa Ynez98
Shell Beach61
Vandenberg AFB64

More hot weather to round the weekend out and kick off the work week.


High pressure remains to the east but is moving west. This will reduce the marine layer until about Tuesday. So much warmer today compared to Saturday. Triple digit heat will once again grace much of the inland regions and mountains. Beach communities will be mild and cooler due to the sea breeze.

A Coastal Flood Statement remains in effect for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Higher than normal surf for south facing beaches.

July 25, 2009

By: Amber Lee

Water Vapor image
Water Vapor image


Arroyo Grande71
Avila Beach77
CA Valley98
Corbett Canyon75
Grover Beach69
Hearst Castle69
Los Osos65
Morro Bay57
Paso Robles96
Pismo Beach61
San Luis Obispo80
San Miguel99
Santa Barbara80
Santa Margarita91
Santa Maria70
Santa Ynez89
Shell Beach61
Vandenberg AFB61

High pressure returns and above normal temperatures continue through the middle of this upcoming week. This system