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March 2015
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Central Coast showers continue to finish weekend

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY

High temperatures on the Central Coast remain in the upper 50′s and low 60′s to finish out the weekend. A cold low pressure system will continue to bring scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms through Monday. A weaker system will follow later on Monday. Light showers may continue through Tuesday. Dry weather and warm temperatures will come back mid week.

Weather Watcher Report for February 28, 2015

By: Amanda Starrantino

Adelaidia 35/56
Arroyo Grande 43/63
Atascadero 44/69
Avila Beach 37/60
Bradley 38/61
CA Valley 38/53
Cambria 41/61
Cayucos 45/65
Creston 38/56
Cuyama 36/56
Corbett Canyon 46/62
Goleta 44/62
Grover Beach 42/62
Guadalupe 43/62
Hearst Castle 43/65
Lake Cachuma 42/60
Lompoc 45/63
Los Osos 45/60
Morro Bay 46/59
Nipomo 41/64
Orcutt 41/61
Oceano 43/63
Oak Shores 37/57
Paso Robles 40/59
Pismo Beach 47/60
Pozo 37/54
Santa Margarita 38/61
San Luis Obispo (Port) 43/57
San Luis Obispo 44/61
San Simeon 42/59
Santa Barbara 53/66
Santa Maria 45/64
Santa Ynez 38/61
Shandon 36/62
Shell Beach 44/64
Solvang 42/68
Templeton 37/55
Vandenburg AFB 43/61

Scattered showers across the Central Coast for the weekend

By: Amanda Starrantino

A cold low pressure system is bringing showers to the Central Coast al weekend. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms. Highs across the area range from mid 50′s to low 60′s. The scattered showers will continue through until Monday night. Starting Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure will result in a warming trend with temperatures going back to highs in the mid 70′s and dry weather for the rest of the week.

Feb. 27th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Cuyama 38/63
Goleta 46/70
Hearst Castle 48/65
Lompoc 45/64
Los Osos 50/61
Morro Bay 48/61
Paso Robles 42/67
Pismo Beach 48/66
San Luis Obispo 45/65
Santa Barbara 50/72
Santa Maria 46/66
Santa Ynez 45/66
Solvang 48/70

(today’s report is truncated due to remote weather coverage)

Unsettled weather for the weekend

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

An upper-level low pressure system is already dropping south from the Pacific NW. The low will crank up the winds Friday afternoon at the coast from 15-30mph with gusts up to 40mph from the NW. The winds will continue into Friday night.

The low pressure system will produce showers from late Friday night into Sunday and is unstable enough to also potentially produce some isolated thunderstorms. It is also a cold system, so snow levels will drop to about 3,000ft and winter storm advisories have been issued for the SB county mountains, Ventura and LA county higher elevations as well. Travel along the grapevine could be interesting later Saturday.

There is another upper low on Monday and Tuesday but I think it is tracking too far north and east to be much of a rain maker, but cool and windy conditions will likely result. After that we look dry into the following weekend.

Total rainfall amounts for the weekend look to be between .10-.50″ but more could result if thunderstorms develop.

Feb. 26th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 45/71
Atascadero 34/69
CA Valley 30/63
Cambria 40/66
Corbett Canyon 47/75
Cuyama 36/64
Goleta 42/65
Grover Beach 47/75
Hearst Castle 51/65
Lompoc 39/70
Los Osos 46/66
Morro Bay 48/63
Oceano 41/74
Orcutt 45/71
Paso Robles 37/69
Pismo Beach 47/75
San Luis Obispo 41/72
San Miguel 37/68
Santa Barbara 48/71
Santa Maria 41/72
Santa Ynez 36/73
Shandon 31/73
Shell Beach 47/75
Solvang 37/75
Templeton 35/71
Vandenberg AFB 48/64

Feb. 25th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 44/67
Atascadero 31/68
CA Valley 30/63
Cambria 48/63
Corbett Canyon 47/73
Cuyama 34/67
Goleta 42/67
Grover Beach 46/71
Hearst Castle 46/62
Lompoc 36/70
Los Osos 43/63
Morro Bay 50/63
Nipomo 40/68
Oceano 42/68
Paso Robles 33/69
Pismo Beach 46/73
San Luis Obispo 39/69
San Miguel 37/66
Santa Barbara 47/71
Santa Maria 39/69
Santa Ynez 34/73
Shandon 30/71
Shell Beach 46/73
Solvang 34/75
Templeton 31/70
Vandenberg AFB 48/65

Feb. 24th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 42/70
Atascadero 34/63
CA Valley 31/58
Cambria 48/65
Corbett Canyon 43/72
Cuyama 34/58
Goleta 39/73
Hearst Castle 43/60
Lompoc 36/72
Los Osos 41/67
Morro Bay 47/68
Oceano 44/69
Paso Robles 34/65
Pismo Beach 43/70
Pozo 34/63
San Luis Obispo 38/69
San Miguel 33/66
Santa Barbara 36/72
Santa Maria 37/70
Santa Ynez 32/70
Shell Beach 43/70
Solvang 33/73
Templeton 33/65
Vandenberg AFB 39/68

Rainfall totals since Sunday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Santa Barbara County North Coast

Los Alamos 0.42
Twitchell Dam 0.32
New Cuyama 0.17
Sisquoc 0.17
Los Prietos 0.08
Santa Maria 0.07
Solvang 0.07
Buellton 0.07
Sudden Peak 0.07
Cachuma Dam 0.06
Santa Ynez 0.05
Vandenberg 0.01

Santa Barbara County South Coast

Montecito Hills 0.43
Gaviota Coast 0.37
Santa Barbara 0.27
Maria Ygnacio Ridge 0.09
Carpinteria 0.04

Santa Barbara County Mountains And Foothills
Refugio Pass 0.74
El Deseo 0.52
San Marcos Pass 0.27
Gibraltar Dam 0.25
West Big Pine 0.20

San Luis Obispo County Central Coast

Nipomo 0.23
San Luis Obispo 0.22
Cambria 0.20
SLO – Cal Poly 0.17
Oceano 0.04

San Luis Obispo County Interior

Bald Mountain 0.83
Paso Robles 0.32
Lake Lopez 0.29
Atascadero 0.24
Santa Margarita 0.12
Rocky Butte 0.12
Upper Toro Creek Road 0.11
Salinas Dam 0.11
Las Tablas 0.03

San Luis Obispo County Eastern Portion

Branch Mountain 0.62
Shandon 0.51
La Panza 0.43
Carrizo Plain 0.34
Black Mountain 0.32

Forecast turns mild for the balance of the work week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The upper air low that gave the Central Coast rain into Monday afternoon is pulling out tonight to leave behind a mild forecast until later this week.

There will be some NW wind over the course of the week as low pressure systems pass to our north.

The forecast picks up again Friday evening as another larger upper low spins up to our east. Like our last system it’ll be cool and unstable. Showers later Friday into Saturday could produce .25″, perhaps as much as .50″

There looks to be another, possible stronger, system Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.