August 21-23, 2009

By: Amber Lee

DAYTIME HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande74
Atascadero98
Avila Beach75
CA Valley103
Cambria65
Corbett Canyon77
Cuyama95
Goleta73
Grover Beach70
Hearst Castle82
Lompoc69
Los Osos65
Morro Bay59
Nipomo72
Oceano71
Orcutt72
Paso Robles104
Pismo Beach58
Pozo100
San Luis Obispo83
San Miguel104
Santa Barbara76
Santa Margarita97
Santa Maria71
Santa Ynez91
Solvang88
Templeton100
Vandenberg AFB64

RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS??

That is the possibility today as two systems bring

August 20, 2009

By: Amber Lee

DAYTIME HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande71
Atascadero81
Avila Beach72
CA Valley98
Cambria64
Corbett Canyon73
Creston94
Goleta67
Grover Beach70
Hearst Castle67
Lompoc68
Los Osos97
Morro Bay60
Nipomo71
Oceano71
Orcutt68
Paso Robles92
Pismo Beach63
Pozo96
San Luis Obispo78
San Miguel97
Santa Barbara72
Santa Margarita91
Santa Maria69
Santa Ynez85
Shandon97
Shell Beach63
Solvang84
Templeton84
Vandenberg AFB64

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More cool weather today as a closed low spins off the coast. This will deepen the marine layer and make it hard to clear for some beaches. There is also a high pressure system near the four corners region and it will try and re-develop and push in some dry air on Friday. This dry air will allow a small warm-up and thin out the marine layer. However, this dry air can also produce some isolated thunderstorms for some mountain regions too on Friday.

Temps on this Thursday:

Coast: 60’s and low 70’s

Coastal Valleys: 70’s and 80’s

Inland: mid 80’s and some low 90’s

Yesterday, Paso Robles topped out in the mid 80’s after days and days of being in the 90’s. This illustrates just how cool temps got from this closed low detaching from the trough.

While we struggle to warm-up the Midwest and East Coast folks are being hit with severe weather for days.

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Missouri is being hit with severe thunderstorms throughout the state. This has prompted a tornado warning and flash flood watch.

On another note, Hurricane Bill has gained strength again and reached Category 4 in the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Here is a projected wind speed and path of the this dangerous and massive tropical system.

bill

Folks in Bermuda are anticipating this storm to run straight into the island as it continues to gain in strength. It could become a Category 5 within the next 24 hours.

August 19, 2009

By: Amber Lee

DAYTIME HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande70
Atascadero77
Avila Beach67
CA Valley98
Cambria63
Corbett Canyon70
Creston88
Cuyama96
Goleta68
Grover Beach70
Guadalupe72
Hearst Castle69
Lompoc71
Los Osos67
Morro Bay61
Nipomo68
Oceano69
Orcutt70
Paso Robles85
Pismo Beach61
Pozo95
San Luis Obispo74
San Miguel95
Santa Barbara71
Santa Margarita88
Santa Maria71
Santa Ynez83
Shandon95
Shell Beach61
Solvang81
Templeton79
Vandenberg AFB63

Another day of little change in the forecast. Marine layer a bit stubborn and dense this morning burning off for some areas late this afternoon. This routine will be similar for Thursday but by Friday the marine layer is not has thick so it will give way for some warm-up.

The upper low spinning off the coast will come closer to the state on Sunday and dry out any humid weather we are expected to have on Saturday from the Southwest.

I will write more later.

August 18, 2009

By: Amber Lee

DAYTIME HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande71
Atascadero88
Avila Beach71
CA Valley98
Cambria63
Corbett Canyon75
Cuyama96
Goleta66
Grover Beach68
Guadalupe70
Hearst Castle69
Lompoc69
Los Osos65
Morro Bay59
Nipomo72
Oceano70
Orcutt71
Paso Robles98
Pismo Beach62
Pozo96
San Luis Obispo79
San Miguel99
Santa Barbara71
Santa Margarita89
Santa Maria71
Santa Ynez81
Shell Beach62
Solvang87
Templeton90
Vandenberg AFB64

Photo courtesy NOAA
Photo courtesy NOAA

Here is a photo of the different tropical systems in the Atlantic. Tropical storm Claudette can still be seen as its clouds still cover the Georgia, Florida’s Panhandle and Alabama. The system is now just

August 17, 2009

By: Amber Lee

DAYTIME HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande69
Atascadero91
Avila Beach75
CA Valley94
Cambria62
Corbett Canyon72
Creston97
Cuyama94
Goleta66
Grover Beach71
Hearst Castle73
Lompoc66
Los Osos62
Morro Bay58
Nipomo68
Oceano69
Orcutt69
Paso Robles96
Pismo Beach61
Pozo98
San Luis Obispo76
San Miguel97
Santa Barbara68
Santa Margarita88
Santa Maria70
Santa Ynez85
Shell Beach61
Solvang81
Templeton92
Vandenberg AFB61

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The outer bands of tropical storm Claudette made it’s way to

August 16, 2009

By: Amber Lee

TODAY’S HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande70
Atascadero89
Avila Beach77
CA Valley91
Cambria62
Corbett Canyon73
Cuyama90
Goleta66
Grover Beach70
Hearst Castle82
Lompoc66
Los Osos64
Morro Bay59
Nipomo69
Oceano68
Orcutt69
Paso Robles94
Pismo Beach62
Pozo95
San Luis Obispo76
San Miguel65
Santa Barbara70
Santa Margarita88
Santa Maria71
Santa Ynez82
Shandon99
Shell Beach62
Solvang81
Templeton91
Vandenberg AFB59

Mild to near normal temps continue here on the Central Coast as a trough in Northern California brings the cool. This is bringing cloudy to partly cloudy skies today.

TEMPS:

Coast: 60’s and 70’s

Coastal Valley’s: mid to upper 70’s

Inland: 80’s with smoke and haze from the La Brea fire for some areas

We are expecting a warm-up by the middle of the week.

On the other side of the country, tropical storm Claudette is bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Florida’s panhandle.

Here is a link so you can follow the status of these storms. There are two more in the Atlantic called Ana and Bill.

Aug. 14-15, 2009

SATURDAY’S HIGHS:

Avila Beach78
Corbett Canyon74
Cuyama86
Goleta69
Hearst Castle82
Lompoc67
Morro Bay59
Paso Robles93
Pismo Beach63
Pozo92
San Luis Obispo78
Santa Barbara73
Santa Maria70
Santa Ynez78
Solvang79
Templeton91

FRIDAY’S HIGHS
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande

Aug. 13th, 2009

By Dave Hovde
Meteorologist

HIGHS TODAY

Arroyo Grande 82
Atascadero 100
Avila Beach 82
CA Valley 96
Cambria 69
Cayucos 71
Corbett Canyon 90
Creston 100
Cuyama 94
Goleta 66
Grover Beach 81
Hearst Castle 92
Lompoc 76
Los Osos 69
Morro Bay 64
Nipomo 78
Orcutt 78
Paso Robles 99
Pismo Beach 77
Pozo 98
San Luis Obispo 92
San Miguel 93
Santa Barbara 71
Santa Margarita 103
Santa Maria 77
Santa Ynez 91
Shandon 101
Shell Beach 75
Solvang 92
Templeton 102
Vandenberg AFB 65

August 12, 2009

HIGHS TODAY
by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 73
Atascadero 100
Avila Beach 73
CA Valley 98
Cambria 66
Cayucos 67
Corbett Canyon 75
Creston 104
Cuyama 94
Goleta 67
Grover Beach 71
Guadalupe 72
Hearst Castle 80
Lompoc 71
Los Osos 66
Morro Bay 60
Nipomo 72
Orcutt 72
Paso Robles 104
Pismo Beach 61
Pozo 100
San Luis Obispo 83
San Miguel 99
Santa Barbara 74
Santa Margarita 107
Santa Maria 71
Santa Ynez 87
Shandon 100
Shell Beach 61
Solvang 84
Templeton 101
Vandenberg AFB 66

By: Amber Lee

Day 5 of the La Brea fire burning in the San Rafael wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service says it looks like this battle will be a long one.

I have covered the fire since Monday and the fire doubled in one day. Here is a look at Santa Maria on Monday night. Smoke from the fire made way for a beautiful sunset but health officials say the air quality is polluted from higher than normal particulate matter. Doesn’t this sunset look almost tropical? Maybe it’s the palm trees at the shopping center.

Santa Maria sunset - Monday
Santa Maria sunset - Monday

On Tuesday, the fire had already jumped over the Sierra Madre ridge line toward