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Weather Watcher Report for May 23, 2015

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Arroyo Grande: 70/53
Atascadero: 68/49
Avila Beach: 69/55
Bradley: 71/50
California Valley: 75/40
Cambria: 63/55
Cayucos: 63/55
Grover Beach: 68/54
Guadalupe: 68/52
Los Osos: 66/54
Nipomo: 73/52
Oceano: 68/54
Oak Shores: 71/50
Orcutt: 72/52
Pismo Beach: 62/54
Pozo: 70/48
San Miguel: 72/52
Santa Margarita: 70/48
Solvang: 50/70
Templeton: 67/50
Paso Robles: 74/50
Morro Bay: 61/55
Cuyama: 68/46
Shell Beach: 64/57
San Luis Obispo: 68/55
San Luis Obispo (Port): 62/56
Santa Maria: 72/57
Lompoc: 66/56
Santa Barbara: 74/56
Goleta: 70/51
Santa Ynez: 73/52
Lake Cachuma: 61/43
Vandenberg AFB: 68/53
San Simeon: 65/66

Cool and cloudy Memorial Day weekend

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Photo Credit: Al Pepito (facebook)
Photo Credit: Al Pepito (facebook)

The holiday weekend on the Central Coast will be cool with a cloudy weather pattern through Tuesday. Morning clouds will be consistent with a low pressure system and a trough will deepen the marine layer. A high pressure system will build through the middle of the week bringing inland areas into higher temperatures, some in the 80’s, coastal areas on the 7-day are looking more into the 60’s and 70’s for late week.

May 22nd, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 55/68
Atascadero 50/67
Avila Beach 56/69
CA Valley 49/71
Cambria 56/65
Cayucos 56/63
Corbett Canyon 52/72
Cuyama 48/6 .21″
Goleta 50/70
Hearst Castle 48/62
Lompoc 54/70
Los Osos 57/63
Morro Bay 56/61
Nipomo 54/67
Orcutt 54/69
Paso Robles 55/74
Pismo Beach 56/64
Pozo 50/78
San Luis Obispo 54/72 Tr.
Santa Barbara 57/74
Santa Maria 55/72
Santa Ynez 48/73
Shandon 53/74
Shell Beach 56/64
Solvang 49/75
Templeton 51/68
Vandenberg AFB 54/64

Not a lot of twists and turns in forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Night and morning marine clouds with afternoon clearing is the forecast into next week, there may be spots of drizzle at times with the marine clouds. Temperatures will be near seasonal norms.

It is a typical spring-pattern, afternoon onshore winds over the next week will be 15-20mph from the NW giving way to lighter speeds in the evening and overnight hours.

May 21st, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 50/66
Atascadero 52/65
CA Valley 49/65
Cambria 49/61
Corbett Canyon 50/66
Cuyama 47/62
Goleta 51/68
Hearst Castle 46/61
Lompoc 45/70
Los Osos 55/63
Morro Bay 54/63
Paso Robles 51/69
Pismo Beach 51/62
Pozo 52/67
San Luis Obispo 51/65
Santa Barbara 56/68
Santa Maria 50/69
Santa Ynez 52/68
Shandon 50/68
Shell Beach 51/62
Solvang 49/73
Templeton 52/63
Vandenberg AFB 48/64

Clouds return with occasional drizzle

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Marine stratus will return for most of the Central Coast later this evening. There is an upper-level low pressure system that will produce increasing clouds and areas of mist and drizzle tonight thru Friday morning. There is also a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the higher elevations of the Central Coast, but especially in the Sierra Nevada.

An upper level high pressure ridge should start to build over the Central Coast Memorial Day weekend for generally fair and warmer weather (though temperatures will actually be near seasonal norms. Tuesday and Wednesday some weak low pressure develops for more marine clouds and temps look to drop a degree or two.

May 20th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 56/66
Atascadero 50/70
Avila Beach 56/68
CA Valley 41/73
Cambria 50/64
Cayucos 54/64
Corbett Canyon 52/66
Cuyama 46/70
Goleta 52/70
Hearst Castle 44/61
Lompoc 55/66
Los Osos 52/61
Morro Bay 46/63
Nipomo 54/61
Oceano 54/62
Orcutt 48/74
Paso Robles 51/73
Pismo Beach 55/61
Pozo 42/78
San Luis Obispo 54/67
Santa Barbara 57/76
Santa Margarita 53/71
Santa Maria 55/68
Santa Ynez 52/70
Shandon 48/74
Shell Beach 55/61
Solvang 53/73
Templeton 48/67
Vandenberg AFB 51/62

Upper level low leads to more clouds and patches of drizzle

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

An upper-low is dropping into California for more low clouds and generally cool temperatures thru the end of the week. Highs will be in the 60s.

Instability rotating thru the upper low will occasionally produce drizzle or light showers. At higher elevations across the Sierra and other CA mountains occasionally showers and thunderstorms will result from this pattern as atmospheric heating will make conditions unstable in the afternoon hours.

A weak high pressure ridge builds across the Central Coast over the weekend for slightly warmer weather which should continue to slowly warm into the middle of next week.

May 19th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 53/67
Atascadero 42/70
Avila Beach 53/68
Cambria 53/62
Corbett Canyon 51/71
Cuyama 41/71
Goleta 49/69
Hearst Castle 44/61
Lompoc 55/66
Los Osos 52/61
Morro Bay 52/59
Nipomo 53/63
Orcutt 52/64
Paso Robles 45/76
Pismo Beach 54/60
Pozo 54/75
San Luis Obispo 51/70
Santa Barbara 54/74
Santa Maria 53/68
Santa Ynez 52/70
Shandon 44/75
Shell Beach 54/60
Solvang 52/73
Templeton 42/72
Vandenberg AFB 53/61

Seasonal conditions this week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Clear afternoon skies today. The strong afternoon northwesterly winds along the coast kept temperatures mild and helped developed that clearing. Coastal clouds redevelop later this evening.

Perhaps slightly warmer tomorrow with a little less wind.

A ridge builds Wednesday but another low pressure system moves into the Central Coast Thursday into Friday for some coastal drizzle and the return of significant clouds near the coast. 

Memorial Day weekend warms up a little with increasing high pressure. Another weak low pressure system will move over our area next Tuesday that will likely result in more cool weather with clouds and possibly more drizzle or a light shower.