August 10, 2009

by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 72
Atascadero 84
Avila Beach 71
CA Valley 96
Cambria 63
Cayucos 64
Corbett Canyon 80
Creston 95
Cuyama 95
Goleta 69
Grover Beach 68
Guadalupe 73
Hearst Castle 82
Lompoc 73
Los Osos 67
Morro Bay 60
Nipomo 78
Orcutt 74
Paso Robles 92
Pismo Beach 63
Pozo 95
San Luis Obispo 81
San Miguel 99
Santa Barbara 73
Santa Margarita 96
Santa Maria 75
Santa Ynez 94
Shandon 99
Shell Beach 63
Solvang 92
Templeton 86
Vandenberg AFB 65

By: Amber Lee


Smokey and hazy conditions expected for many inland areas on the Central Coast due to the La Brea fire burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire is burning north of where the Zaca Fire burned more than two years ago. This fire is burning in the wilderness so it’s not threatening any homes or structures right now.

It will be another hot day inland while the coast keeps the cool. The marine layer will stay confined to the coast and burn off before the afternoon.

There will not be much change until Wednesday as temps will be at season norm or warmer.

Coast: high 60’s and low 70’s

Coastal Valley’s: low 80’s

Inland: mid to upper 90’s

Here is

Aug. 8th-9th, 2009

Discussion by Dave Hovde
Chief Meteorologist

A mid and upper level trough is lifting out of the region over the course of the weekend. Surface high pressure is building into the region and locally breezy to strong winds have been the result. Saturday afternoon the coastal winds look to be 15-25mph again, however as the ridge builds in over the region Sunday the afternoon winds will be weaker and daytime highs will bump up as a result. The warmer daytime highs look to linger thru mid-week until onshore dominant flow returns late next week.

Beaches 60s and 70s
Coastal Valleys 80s
Interior Valleys 90s

Interestingly the interior valley temps will reach the mid to upper 90s by Sunday and Monday and Tuesday could top the triple digits.

August 7, 2009

by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 79
Atascadero 81
Avila Beach 84
CA Valley 81
Cambria 66
Corbett Canyon 80
Creston 88
Cuyama 81
Goleta 75
Grover Beach 73
Guadalupe 71
Hearst Castle 73
Lompoc 71
Los Osos 69
Morro Bay 63
Nipomo 77
Paso Robles 86
Pismo Beach 69
Pozo 89
San Luis Obispo 84
San Miguel 87
Santa Barbara 73
Santa Margarita 90
Santa Maria 74
Santa Ynez 83
Shandon 82
Shell Beach 68
Solvang 82
Templeton 85
Vandenberg AFB 67

By: Amber Lee

Water Vapor Image

For the 2nd day in a row, temps below 90 degrees.

Low Pressure moving out of Northern California keeping conditions on the cool side again today. Strong pressure gradients due to a high pressure system to the west creating windy weather.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Santa Ynez valley and the Gaviota Pass until 9 a.m. this morning. Strong NW-N winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

850mb Friday chart
850mb Friday chart

Here are temps for today, as you can see more greens and yellows than reds and purples.

This indicates that temps along the coast will remain in the 60’s and 70’s.

Inland: 70’s and 80’s.

As we head into the weekend, temps move back into the 90’s inland on Saturday and the coast will even feel temps in the 80’s. High pressure from the west and east will build in for the warming trend. The warm weather will last through Tuesday of next week.

500mb Sunday chart
500mb Sunday chart
On Sunday, the 500 mb chart shows the low is out of the area and moving east toward Montana.
Here are temps for Sunday. The reds return and indicate a warm-up.

850mb Sunday chart
850mb Sunday chart

Have a fantastic weekend. I will be off this weekend since I covered for Richard Gearhart all week on Daybreak.

August 6, 2009

By: Amber Lee


Cool temperatures for the next few days as low pressure is north of the Central Coast.

A strong jet streak embedded in the trough is creating windy and breezy conditions on this Thursday.

Prompting a Wind Advisory for the

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.