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May 2nd, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Bradley 46-85
CA Valley 37-84 wind 12mph, gusts 63mph
Corbett Canyon 48-70
Creston 46-79 wind gusts 25mph
Cuyama 50-82
Goleta 47-65
Hearst Castle 45-65
Lompoc 52-66
Morro Bay 51-59
Nipomo 52-73
Orcutt 50-72
Paso Robles 40-84 wind gusts 24mph
Pismo Beach 52-60
San Luis Obispo 51-70
Santa Barbara 53-72
Santa Maria 52-70
Santa Ynez 45-86 wind gusts 21mph
Shell Beach 52-60
Solvang 48-86
Templeton 39-78
Vandenberg 51-61

Cooler temperatures and overnight fog for the Central Coast this weekend

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

The combination of low pressure and stronger onshore flow will bring cooler temperatures for the Central Coast, along with increasing amounts of low clouds and fog into early next week. The fog could get pretty dense for some areas. We will see below normal temperatures and the extensive marine layer continuing into the second half of next week as another low pressure system approaches the area.

May 1st, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 53/65
Atascadero 45/81
CA Valley 43/88
Cambria 51/61
Cayucos 53/62
Corbett Canyon 51/75
Cuyama 52/83
Goleta 55/68
Grover Beach 53/63
Hearst Castle 56/79
Lompoc 50/72
Los Osos 52/63
Morro Bay 52/59
Orcutt 50/74
Paso Robles 48/90
Pismo Beach 53/61
San Luis Obispo 51/75
Santa Barbara 56/80
Santa Maria 49/73
Santa Ynez 41/86
Shandon 48/92
Shell Beach 53/61
Solvang 45/85
Templeton 46/85
Vandenberg AFB 48/62

Cooling trend continues into the weekend

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Marine clouds started the day near the coast and will move in again tonight along the coast and as an approaching upper level trough and developing surface low off the Central Coast helps turn winds back onshore Friday night thru the weekend for cooler temps.

West to southwesterly winds 5-15mph and plenty of night and morning marine low clouds, fog and areas of drizzle will result. The marine layer will gradually deepen and spread further inland on Sunday into Monday.

The trough will push cooler air into the coastal and interior valleys so those highs in the 90s over the last few days inland will turn into upper 70s by the time the weekend closes.

Windy conditions develop Tuesday into Wednesday next week.

No rain is projected in medium range models.

April 30th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 49/75
Atascadero 49/89
CA Valley 50/89
Cambria 47/72
Corbett Canyon 52/82
Cuyama 55/86
Goleta 53/72
Lompoc 45/75
Los Osos 48/69
Morro Bay 50/64
Nipomo 48/73
Oceano 49/70
Orcutt 50/77
Paso Robles 48/92
Pismo Beach 50/63
Pozo 45/91
San Luis Obispo 49/84
Santa Barbara 57/81
Santa Maria 48/78
Santa Ynez 46/90
Shandon 47/98
Shell Beach 50/63
Solvang 48/90
Templeton 47/90
Vandenberg AFB 46/67

Pattern starts a shift to cooler weather

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

A short-lived ridge passed over the Central Coast today for another generally warm day in the coastal and interior valleys, but marine clouds will move in tonight along the coast and an approaching trough helps turn winds back onshore Friday thru the weekend for cooler temps.

The trough will push cooler air into the coastal and interior valleys so those highs in the 90s inland will turn into upper 70s by the time the weekend closes.

Windy conditions develop Tuesday into Wednesday next week.

No rain is projected in medium range models.

April 29th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 47/77
Atascadero 47/87
Avila Beach 51/71
CA Valley 46/89
Cambria 49/63
Cayucos 51/66
Corbett Canyon 50/80
Cuyama 54/84
Goleta 55/77
Lompoc 48/64
Los Osos 50/59
Morro Bay 50/56
Nipomo 48/71
Orcutt 50/71
Paso Robles 49/62
Pismo Beach 50/64
San Luis Obispo 49/73
Santa Barbara 58/88
Santa Maria 50/73
Santa Ynez 46/84
Shell Beach 50/64
Solvang 50/81
Templeton 46/89
Vandenberg AFB 50/62

A temp bump Thursday before weekend cooling

A better wind flow wiped out coastal clouds on Wednesday but Thursday looks like offshore winds winds return for the morning hours giving the coast clear skies and warmer temperatures at the beaches and near coastal valleys while the interior stays warm.

The pattern continues to evolve later in the day as an approached trough helps turn winds back onshore Friday thru the weekend for cooler temps and some night and morning cloud cover. The trough will push cooler air into the coastal and interior valleys so those highs in the 90s inland the next day or two will turn into upper 70s by the time the weekend closes.

Tuesday and Wednesday of next week look windy as unsettled weather is located to our north but too far north for rain.

April 28th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 51/67
Atascadero 43/88
CA Valley 43/89
Cambria 49/64
Corbett Canyon 50/78
Cuyama 48/86
Goleta 52/75
Hearst Castle 59/80
Lompoc 52/66
Los Osos 51/59
Morro Bay 50/59
Nipomo 51/67
Orcutt 49/69
Paso Robles 48/94
Pismo Beach 50/66
Pozo 43/91
San Luis Obispo 50/73
San Miguel 51/90
Santa Barbara 56/87
Santa Maria 52/71
Santa Ynez 45/88
Shandon 44/93
Shell Beach 50/66
Solvang 50/85
Templeton 46/91
Vandenberg AFB 50/62

Microclimates at play: cool beaches and warm inland

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Offshore winds did not develop last night which meant coastal clouds blanketed the beaches this morning and while they cleared quickly from the coastal valleys the influence at the beach was clear and highs in the 60s were the result.

The situation looks similar on Tuesday night into Wednesday expect that Wednesday looks to clear a bit faster, but on balance I’d expect similar temperatures.

Thursday looks like it could see the offshore winds we were expecting for a short temp bump before a through swings in to close the week and bring marine clouds and possibly drizzle during the night and morning hours to the beach communities and near coastal valleys. The general trend will be cooling into the weekend with coastal valleys returning to the lower 70s and even the inland areas could drop to the upper 70s over the weekend with beaches in the 60s.

There are some hints of rain next week, but I think while the pattern cools cool the rain also looks to stay north of our area at this point.