April 26th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 45-71
Bradley 44-79 wind gusts 28 mph
CA Valley 33-69
Corbett Canyon 48-72
Creston 41-76
Cuyama 41-65
Goleta 49-72
Hearst Castle 47-62
Lompoc 49-66
Morro Bay 47-58
Nipomo 42-74 wind gusts 30 mph
Orcutt 42-68
Paso Robles 45-77 wind gusts 17 mph
Pismo Beach 49-65
Port San Luis 50-67
San Luis Obispo 47-70 wind gusts 31 mph
Santa Barbara 54-82 wind gusts 32 mph
Santa Maria 45-68 wind gusts 32 mph
Santa Ynez 43-72
Shell Beach 49-65
Solvang 45-73 wind gusts 21 mph
Templeton 39-75
Vandenberg 49-60 wind gusts 32 mph

Above normal temperatures for the Central Coast to start the week

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Offshore winds and high pressure will bring us a warming and drying trend for the Central Coast to start off our week. We will see temperatures in the 70s to high 80s, some areas nearing the 90s for Monday and Tuesday. There will be mostly clear skies, but some winds will persist to close the weekend. Sunday night we will see winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph, dying down overnight into Monday. Winds will pick back up Monday afternoon with speeds of up to 15 mph. A trough of a low pressure system builds in mid-week but will only bring us some clouds, increased marine layer and and cooler temperatures

April 25th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 47-67 0.17”
Bradley 47-70 0.02”
Cambria – 0.51”
Corbett Canyon 48-61 0.22”
Creston 44-61 0.03”
Cuyama 44-62
Goleta 50-72 T
Hearst Castle 47-62 0.87”
Lompoc 53-62 0.15”
Morro Bay 51-58 0.21”
Nipomo 50-67 0.16”
Orcutt 48-64 0.14”
Paso Robles 49-72 T
Pismo Beach 50-60 0.23”
Port San Luis 51-60 0.36”
San Luis Obispo 48-62 0.31”
Santa Barbara 53-71 0.02”
Santa Maria 51-64 0.07”
Santa Ynez 50-63 0.04”
Shandon – 0.08”
Shell Beach 50-60 0.23”
Solvang 51-69 0.12”
Templeton 45-65 0.02”
Vandenberg – 0.07”

Cool and windy to close the weekend, then a warming trend to start the week

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

A fast-moving cold front continues to move through the Central Coast, Saturday evening bringing windy and cool conditions. There’s still a chance for scattered showers for some areas in Santa Barbara County. We will see partly cloudy skies throughout the evening and then the clouds will clear out bringing mostly clear skies. Winds could get gusty for some areas. Northwest winds are expected in San Luis Obispo County of 15 to 25 mph with local gusts of up to 35 mph hour through the evening. There’s a high wind advisory in Santa Barbara County with winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph. We will see more wind and cool temperatures to close the weekend. A warming and drying trend is expected through early next week as offshore flow develops and high pressure builds in. A cooling trend is likely for the second half of the week.

April 24th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 56/66
Atascadero 48/67
Cambria 55/62
Corbett Canyon 50/70
Cuyama 46/70
Goleta 48/66
Hearst Castle 43/61
Lompoc 54/66
Los Osos 53/61
Morro Bay 52/59
Nipomo 52/66
Oceano 53/61
Paso Robles 50/75
Pismo Beach 54/60
San Luis Obispo 52/68
Santa Barbara 54/71
Santa Maria 53/67
Santa Ynez 52/72
Shandon 48/73
Shell Beach 54/60
Solvang 56/70
Templeton 50/70
Vandenberg AFB 51/62

Fast moving cold front brings rain chance and higher winds

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The upper level steering pattern becomes westerly Friday and along with the winds start to crank up, up to 30mph Friday and even higher winds Saturday after a cold front darts through.

That cold front looks to bring a chance of rain in the late morning and early afternoon, but it is a fast mover and the showers would likely result in less than .10” of rain.

After that warmer days are ahead as high pressure returns pushing coastal temps back into the upper 70s and lower 80s with inland temps crawling into the upper 80s and even low 90s by Monday or Tuesday.

April 23rd, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

While weather was quiet on the Central Coast there were some thunderstorms in rural eastern SB county today along the 166 and 33 with some road flooding reported. That activity has since waned.

Arroyo Grande 51/60
Atascadero 50/62
Avila Beach 54/62
CA Valley 43/71
Cambria 51/59
Cayucos 53/60
Corbett Canyon 51/67
Cuyama 46/71
Goleta 50/67
Hearst Castle 44/54
Lompoc 54/64
Los Osos 52/59
Morro Bay 52/55
Nipomo 54/60
Oceano 54/60
Orcutt 50/61
Paso Robles 50/69
Pismo Beach 54/58
Pozo 45/73
San Luis Obispo 52/65
Santa Barbara 55/69
Santa Maria 53/67
Santa Ynez 52/70
Shandon 50/70
Shell Beach 54/58
Solvang 53/73
Templeton 51/65
Vandenberg AFB 52/61

Chance of rain in forecast Saturday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The pattern of the week continues today with a jet stream trough and upper low causing a very deep marine layer, this has allowed early day clouds to get far inland holding temps down. There will again be some convective showers and storms in Ventura and Kern and Los Angeles county and the southern Sierra but the chances here are not good.

The upper level steering pattern becomes westerly Friday and along with the winds start to crank up, up to 30mph Friday and even higher winds Saturday after a cold front darts through.

That cold front looks to bring a chance of rain in the late morning and early afternoon, but it is a fast mover and the showers would likely result in less than .10” of rain.

After that warmer days are ahead as high pressure returns pushing coastal temps back into the upper 70s and lower 80s with inland temps crawling into the upper 80s by Monday or Tuesday.

April 22nd, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 66/56
Atascadero 47/63
Avila Beach 70/55
Cambria 56/61
Cayucos 53/60
Corbett Canyon 52/68
Cuyama 48/70
Goleta 53/67 Tr.
Hearst Castle 46/53
Lompoc 54/66
Los Osos 53/60
Morro Bay 52/56
Nipomo 53/64
Oceano 53/62
Orcutt 53/64
Paso Robles 52/68
Pismo Beach 54/60
Pozo 51/71
San Luis Obispo 53/67
Santa Barbara 58/68
Santa Maria 54/67
Santa Ynez 52/68
Shandon 50/71
Shell Beach 54/60
Solvang 53/72
Templeton 46/66
Vandenberg AFB 52/60

Another day with clouds and meager rain chances

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Another day of deep marine layer which will produce areas of fog and drizzle during the night and morning hours through Friday.

As a result the daytime highs are taking a hit, just in the 60s and low 70s through Friday.

An upper-level low will also cause some rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the far eastern San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County through Thursday at higher elevations.

There is some easterly steering flow which could carry a few showers toward the coast but the chances are minor as any showers or storms would lose significant energy once they depart their source point.

Strong NW winds will develop along the coast Friday and get even stronger thru the weekend. That’ll clear out the skies and despite the onshore component it’ll actually warm things up a little.