August 1st, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 60-80

Bradley 60-96

CA Valley 60-99

Corbett Canyon 60-81

Creston 57-94

Cuyama 62-95

Goleta 65-77

Hearst Castle 55-77

Lompoc 63-75

Morro Bay 62-67

Nipomo 64-84

Orcutt 60-78

Paso Robles 60-97

Pismo Beach 62-71

Port San Luis 61-70

Pozo 60-97

San Luis Obispo 62-78

Santa Barbara 66-82

Santa Maria 61-77

Santa Ynez 57-84

Shell Beach 62-71

Solvang 59-84

Vandenberg 61-70

Seasonal temperatures along with some wind for the Central Coast

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Onshore flow associated with weak low pressure off the coast will persist into next week. This will result in just below normal temperatures across the Central Coast. We will also so overnight into morning clouds and patchy fog for the coastal areas.  Highs will be in the mid-60s to around 70 for the beaches and upper 70s to mid-80s inland. Some interiors will see low 90s to close the weekend. We will continue to see winds from 15 to 25 mph, with higher gusts possible.

July 31st, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

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Arroyo Grande 60-78

Bradley 62-100

Corbett Canyon 65-99

Creston 65-90

Cuyama 67-95

Goleta 64-78

Hearst Castle 59-75

Lompoc 61-75

Los Osos 63-69

Morro Bay 62-65

Nipomo 62-84

Orcutt 59-82

Paso Robles 64-91

Port San Luis 62-73

Pozo 65-96

San Luis Obispo 61-83

Santa Barbara 67-85

Santa Maria 61-80

Santa Ynez 61-90

Solvang 61-91

Vandenberg 59-72

Slightly cooler weather on the way as onshore flow picks up

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Onshore flow kicks up Friday afternoon bringing cooler weather for the Central Coast. The cooler marine air will make it’s way into interiors Saturday into Monday helping bring down temperatures in inland areas. Normal night and morning low clouds and fog will return Friday night. Fog will stick mostly to the coastline, and in coastal valleys. After the fog and low clouds clear out we will see mostly sunny conditions during the day. Highs from the mid-60s to 70s at the beaches, to 80s and low 90s inland. We will also see some  wind around 15-30 mph, with higher gusts possible in the afternoon times.

July 30th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

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By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 61-76

Bradley 58-101

CA Valley 62-100

Corbett Canyon 58-77

Creston 65-99

Cuyama 68-92

Goleta 63-79

Lompoc 57-73

Morro Bay 59-65

Nipomo 63-82

Orcutt 58-80

Paso Robles 61-102

Port San Luis 60-69

Pozo 63-101

San Luis Obispo 69-79

Santa Barbara 65-86

Santa Maria 61-78

Santa Ynez 59-91

Shandon 61-103

Solvang 59-91

Vandenberg 57-69

The chc. for thunderstorms continues, but doesn’t look like much precip.

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Monsoonal moisture arrives on the Central Coast Thursday, bringing with it partly to mostly cloudy skies, a chance for rain and showers, and a chance for thunderstorms into late Friday morning. It’s looking like most of the activity is going to stay south in Santa Barbara County. Because of the high pressure to the east of us, and this monsoonal moisture we will see muggy conditions, and warm overnight temperatures through Friday. Onshore flow picks up Friday afternoon bringing cooler weather for the beaches and coastal areas. North County will start seeing slightly cooler conditions toward the weekend. We will continue to see overnight into morning marine layer clouds and fog for the coastal areas. Stabilizing southwest flow will end the threat of thunderstorms and will see a return to season temperatures early next week.

July 29th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 61/71
Atascadero 55/89
Avila Beach 59/75
CA Valley 56/103
Cambria 57/73
Cayucos 60/67
Corbett Canyon 56/76
Cuyama 59/101
Goleta 62/74
Grover Beach 59/71
Hearst Castle 58/69
Lompoc 59/73
Los Osos 59/66
Morro Bay 58/64
Nipomo 55/65
Oceano 60/69
Orcutt 60/82
Paso Robles 57/98
Pismo Beach 58/66
Pozo 55/99
San Luis Obispo 59/78
Santa Barbara 63/79
Santa Maria 60/77
Santa Ynez 55/90
Shandon 56/104
Shell Beach 58/66
Solvang 57/91
Templeton 53/93
Vandenberg AFB 57/68

July 28th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 55/74
Atascadero 45/96
Cambria 59/66
Cayucos 60/66
Corbett Canyon 56/76
Cuyama 56/92
Goleta 58/75
Grover Beach 61/72
Guadalupe 59/70
Lompoc 59/73
Los Osos 55/67
Morro Bay 57/64
Nipomo 55/66
Oceano 59/70
Orcutt 55/82
Paso Robles 56/99
Pismo Beach 59/64
Pozo 52/97
San Luis Obispo 58/78
Santa Barbara 62/80
Santa Margarita 55/93
Santa Maria 58/80
Santa Ynez 54/90
Shandon 55/102
Shell Beach 59/64
Solvang 55/90
Templeton 52/98
Vandenberg AFB 55/66

Muggy air filters into the area for a slight rain chance in eastern hills

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

High pressure is developing over the area, it is a combination of a sliding Pacific ridge and a region pumping up from the desert SW

Temperatures are moving up at both coastal and interior valley locations as the ridge is basically slowing down the onshore flow, sometimes these events produce offshore winds which also blow out the marine layer at beaches but this particular event doesn’t look to do much of that.  In fact light airflow at beaches could produce some low and stubborn marine clouds which don’t make it far inland.

Temps over the next few days will be in the triple digits inland with 80s for most coastal valleys (perhaps some 90s) with beaches being a combo of 60s and 70s.

The upper airflow looks to promote some muggy air getting in starting Thursday but in a  more pronounced way on Friday.  There will be some onshore wind returning so beaches and coastal valleys may see temps dip but with higher humidity it may feel about the same.  Inland temps dip into the upper 90s but the heat index should be taken seriously.

The combination of some heat and moisture could produce some thunderstorms in the eastern hills of SLO and SB counties during this part of the forecast but I don’t think we’ll see much outside of those areas.

SW flow aloft gets going again by Sunday and should tamp down activity and remove some mugginess, surface winds will be more NW and cooler.  Early next week night and morning clouds look to return to a regular pattern though some stronger winds in SB county are possible.

July 27th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 56/74
Atascadero 50/90
Avila Beach 56/81
CA Valley 49/91
Cambria 51/68
Cayucos 57/67
Corbett Canyon 55/80
Cuyama 56/88
Goleta 62/75
Grover Beach 58/75
Guadalupe 58/65
Hearst Castle 56/73
Lompoc 61/70
Los Osos 54/68
Morro Bay 56/63
Nipomo 54/65
Orcutt 57/75
Paso Robles 54/95
Pismo Beach 58/67
Pozo 52/93
San Luis Obispo 56/78
Santa Barbara 66/79
Santa Margarita 50/93
Santa Maria 59/77
Santa Ynez 59/84
Shandon 51/95
Shell Beach 58/67
Solvang 58/83
Templeton 50/89
Vandenberg AFB 57/65