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January 15, 2009

Forecast Discussion

By: Amber Lee

The warm spell continues on this Thursday but it’s actually going to a little cooler compared to the last few days. The high pressure system is beginning to move eastward but records could be broken still as we are well above the season normal.

Check our these numbers just for a comparison. You will notice that Tuesday was the warmest and then we see a slight cooling take place.

Remember normally we’re in the mid to low 60’s.

San Luis Obispo

Monday – 82

Tuesday – 87

Wednesday – 86

Today’s expected high: 83

Paso Robles

Monday – 70

Tuesday – 78

Wednesday – 77

Today’s expected high: 76

Santa Maria

Monday – 80

Tuesday – 87

Wednesday – 79

Today’s expected high: 80

Santa Barbara –

Monday -77

Tuesday – 79

Wednesday – 84

Today’s expected high: 78

Lompoc –

Monday – 80

Tuesday – 81

Wednesday – 81

Today’s expected high: 78

It’s a beautiful day to go to the beach. Check out these beaches in the area: Santa Barbara’s Diablo Peak, Cayucos Beach Cam, Ventura boat yard, Pismo Coast Village, and Morro Bay Harbor

Extended Outlook

by Chief Meteorologist Dave Hovde

Those are the 3 month graphical outlooks for temperature and precipitation.

January 13th, 2009

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by Dave Hovde

Offshore winds continue and high temperature records could fall any day this week. The air is also very dry which has leads to cool nights in the wind sheltered spots. Not much change this week, just varying amounts of offshore wind. All this contines for about another 10 days before models suggest a storm system could bring us rain. As I said last week, doesn’t look like a direct hit but we will take it. We are now falling 1-4″ behind on rain with limited time to catch up.

Records could fall: (79 in 1996 at the SLO airport is the record to beat for Tuesday; 78 in 1946 in Santa Maria; 86 in 1991 in Santa Barbara (Goleta); and 70 in 2000 in Paso Robles)

REPORTED HIGH TEMPS (added at 5:06pm)
Arroyo Grande92
Avila Beach88
CA Valley75
Corbett Canyon86
Grover Beach84
Hearst Castle80
Los Osos85
Morro Bay83
Paso Robles78
Pismo Beach88
San Luis Obispo87
Santa Maria87
Santa Ynez87
Shell Beach87
Vandenberg AFB85

For the record books:

87 in SLO today is a new record for the date. 79 was the record in 1996. The all-time record for January is 88, Jan 17th 1976.

87 in Santa Maria is also a new reocrd for the date. 78 was the record in 1948, normal high is 64.

Santa Barbara (Goleta Airport) was 79 today. It was not a record, 86 in 1991 stands. Normal high 65.

Paso Robles was 78 today, a new record for the date. The old record was 70 in 2000. Average highs are near 60.

Lompoc was 81 today, a tie for the 1983 mark. Average high is 63.

Viewer e-mail

Longtime viewer, Greg, sent this along. To note, KSBP is the identifier for the SLO-Airport equipment:

I forgot 2009 in the KSBP January 3-day hot spell list.
1) 83.0, Jan. 27-29, 1984 (80 ties, 81 breaks it tomorrow)
2) 82.3, Jan. 11-13, 2009
3) 81.7, Jan. 28-30, 1984
4) 80.0, Jan. 26-28, 1984 & Jan. 2-4, 2001