May 22, 2009

By: Amber Lee

TODAY’S HIGHS:

Arroyo Grande 66
Atascadero 72
Avila Beach 68
CA Valley 87
Cambria 57
Corbett Canyon 87
Creston 84
Cuyama 88
Goleta 65
Grover Beach 66
Guadalupe 64
Hearst Castle 69
Lompoc 64
Los Osos 62
Morro Bay 54
Nipomo 67
Oceano 62
Orcutt 64
PasoRobles 79
PismoBeach 57
Pozo 85
San Luis Obispo 73
San Miguel85
Santa Barbara69
Santa Margarita76
Santa Maria 67
Santa Ynez 80
Shandon 81
Shell Beach 57
Solvang 79
Templeton 76
Vandenberg AFB 69

Cooler weather remains through the

May 20, 2009

TODAY’S HIGHS
by DAVE HOVDE

Arroyo Grande 73
Atascadero 82
Avila Beach 76
CA Valley 88
Cambria 61
Cayucos 63
Corbett Canyon 72
Creston 88
Cuyama 91
Goleta 64
Grover Beach 70
Guadalupe 65
Hearst Castle 69
Lompoc 63
Los Osos 65
Morro Bay 59
Nipomo 75
Oceano 65
Orcutt 66
Paso Robles 89
Pismo Beach 61
Pozo 91
San Luis Obispo 78
San Miguel 90
Santa Barbara 68
Santa Margarita 93
Santa Maria 68
Santa Ynez 84
Shandon 91
Shell Beach 60
Solvang 81
Templeton 76
Vandenberg AFB 59

By: Amber Lee

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The low spinning off the coast remains there today and it looks like it’s not really moving. This is bringing the marine layer to the coast which is typical this time of the year. It will be gray for our coastal communities with pockets of clearing. Inland areas will be sunny and clear.

Temps inland: mid 80’s

May 19th, 2009

TODAY’S HIGHS
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 68
Atascadero 81
Avila Beach 73
Cambria 58
Cayucos 62
Corbett Canyon 70
Creston 88
Cuyama 94
Goleta 64
Grover Beach 67
Guadalupe 62
Hearst Castle 65
Lompoc 65
Los Osos 62
Morro Bay 57
Nipomo 66
Oceano 64
Orcutt 64
Paso Robles 88
Pismo Beach 59
Pozo 91
San Luis Obispo 75
San Miguel 90
Santa Barbara 70
Santa Margarita 90
Santa Maria 67
Santa Ynez 84
Shandon 89
Shell Beach 58
Solvang 82
Templeton 78
Vandenberg AFB 59

DISCUSSION
by Dave Hovde

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First off, this picture was from yesterday about mid-day.

May 18, 2009

HIGHS TODAY
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande71
Atascadero80
Avila Beach70
CA Valley91
Cambria60
Cayucos61
Corbett Canyon73
Creston88
Cuyama94
Goleta66
Grover Beach73
Guadalupe66
Hearst Castle75
Lompoc75
Los Osos60
Morro Bay56
Nipomo71
Oceano63
Orcutt68
Paso Robles85
Pismo Beach59
Pozo93
San Luis Obispo77
Santa Barbara71
Santa Maria72
Santa Ynez87
Shandon86
Shell Beach59
Solvang88

By: Amber Lee

Courtesy: Katie Hackett
Courtesy: Katie Hackett

The picture above depicts the May gray we are expecting for the next few days along the coast. The photo was taken in Avila Beach on Sunday by one of our interns. A lot of the beach communities did not see any clearing Sunday but Avila Beach finally

May 16, 2009

By: Amber Lee

Today’s Highs:

Paso Robles broke a record topping out at 105 today! It’s previous record was set in 1970 at 102 degrees. It’s average is 81 degrees. It’s been an unseasonably warm day!

Arroyo Grande74
Atascadero101
CA Valley99
Cambria72
Corbett Canyon80
Creston106
Cuyama97
Goleta68
Grover Beach70
Lompoc72
Los Osos71
Morro Bay61
Nipomo77
Oceano69
Orcutt76
Paso Robles105
Pismo Beach61
San Luis Obispo88
San Miguel104
Santa Barbara73
Santa Margarita105
Santa Maria75
Santa Ynez95
Shell Beach61
Solvang92
Templeton102
Vandenberg AFB68

San Luis Obispo:

Average: 69 degrees

Record: 90 – 1928

Santa Maria:

Average: 69 degrees

Record: 90 -1928

Santa Barbara:

Average: 71 degrees

Record: 87 -1971

Lompoc:

Average: 69 degrees

Record: 90 -1928

WARMING TREND THIS WEEKEND!!

This weekend is going to be a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the summer-like conditions. Don’t forget to grab the SPF because there will be nothing between you and the sun today and tomorrow. The high pressure is building in and parking itself over the Central Coast through Sunday before moving eastward on Monday. Expect temps to be in the 90’s and maybe 100’s for inland areas. While the coast and coastal valley’s will be in the 70’s and 80’s.

SUNDAY will be the warmest day! The image shows no clouds up and down the state as high pressure is here.

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By Monday, mid to upper level clouds will begin to filter into the area. Tuesday will be partly cloudy. This next image shows the system now over Utah

May 13th, 2009

TODAY’S HIGHS
by Dave Hovde

Arroyo Grande 87
Atascadero 87
CA Valley 79
Cambria 67
Cayucos 65
Corbett Canyon 82
Creston 87
Cuyama 78
Goleta 64
Grover Beach 79
Guadalupe 75
Hearst Castle 85
Lompoc 70
Los Osos 68
Morro Bay 61
Nipomo 83
Oceano 76
Orcutt 73
Paso Robles 87
Pismo Beach 80
Pozo 86
San Luis Obispo 84
San Miguel 83
Santa Barbara 72
Santa Margarita 90
Santa Maria 76
Santa Ynez 91
Shandon 86
Shell Beach 80
Solvang 83
Templeton 86
Vandenberg AFB 64

FORECAST DISCUSSION
by DAVE HOVDE

A warming and drying trend should start over the area today. Much of this caused by a 1028mb high parked off the Central Coast. The pressure gradient force is scouring out much of the marine layer, and with offshore gradients for the Southcoast sundowner winds are probable again Wednesday night into Thursday morning. (We saw some development late on Tuesday night and the situation looks very similar tonight)

A number of advisories are in place for this. Most significantly is a Red Flag Warning for the Southcoast for anticipated strong winds and lower RH%, it last through Thursday morning. Honestly Friday looks breezy to windy as well. The Central Coast had wind advisories yesterday and they are will be near advisory levels today. Check the forecast section for the latest advisories as they are automatically updated. The Wunderground map is excellent at showing the different gauges in the area, there are a good variety to choose from.

Outside the wind situation, the temperatures will generally be in the 70s and low 80s for the coast and coastal valleys (cooler at the beaches) and near 90 for the interior until the weekend arrives, then temps jump up a bit with near 100 degree potential for the interior and mid 80s at the coast.