Temps peak Friday but dry weather continues

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Friday will be spectacular, and even though temps may cool a little over the weekend it’ll still be very nice all over the region.

The offshore flow is weakening this weekend so coast and valleys should be a couple degrees cooler but not significant. But highs still are several degrees above normal with no rain expected anytime soon. Friday will be the warmest day for coast and valleys with highs around 80 in the warmer areas. Some “cooling” this weekend to the upper 60s over the weekend.

Offshore flow also peaks Friday morning about 10-20mph locally with some gusts but no advisories.

It looks quiet in the extended period as well. Temps continue to cool into mid week and that’ll bring temperatures everywhere back to normal.

It could rain next Friday or Saturday, most of the area is between 1-3″ behind normal.

Swells build again in marine forecast this weekend

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Friday: Winds variable 10 kt or less…becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Friday Night: Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.

Saturday: Winds variable 10 kt or less…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 17 seconds…building to 6 to 8 ft at 21 seconds in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 19 seconds.

Sunday: NW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 10 ft.

Sunday Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft.

Monday Through Tuesday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft.

Feb. 1st., 2013 air quality forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Friday, Feb 1: 31 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Feb 2: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Sunday, Feb 3: 30 AQI Good Ozone
Monday, Feb 4: 29 AQI Good Ozone
Tuesday, Feb 5: 33 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org

Jan. 31st, 2013 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 38-71
Atascadero 30-73
CA Valley 27-71
Cambria 37-64
Cuyama 34-70
Goleta 40-68
Hearst Castle 51-65
Lompoc 37-73
Los Osos 38-66
Morro Bay 45-59
Paso Robles 32-72
Pismo Beach 45-60
San Luis Obispo 37-72
San Miguel 30-72
Santa Barbara 44-74
Santa Maria 36-71
Santa Ynez 36-73
Shandon 30-71
Shell Beach 41-60
Solvang 35-76
Templeton 31-65

70s and sunshine through the end of the week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Some really great weather is settling in over the Central Coast for the next few days, in fact things could warm a couple degrees over the mid-week highs with solid low to mid 70s for most with plenty of sunshine.

Slightly cooler weather and some variable clouds settle in over the weekend, but still highs will still be in the mid to upper 60s.

Overnight breeze of 10 to 20 mph or so through and below favored passes and canyons. Offshore flow weakens after that and coastal sections may even notice a sea breeze return over the weekend.

Diminishing swell builds again this weekend in marine forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Thursday: NE winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft at 16 seconds…subsiding to 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.

Friday: NE winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Friday Night: Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.

Saturday: Winds variable 10 kt or less…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.

Saturday Night: NW winds 5 to 10 kt in the evening…becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft.

Sunday: NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to 10 ft.

Monday: Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft.

Jan. 31st, 2013 air quality forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Thursday, Jan 31: 31 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Feb 1: 31 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Feb 2: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Sunday, Feb 3: 30 AQI Good Ozone
Monday, Feb 4: 29 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org

Jan. 30th, 2013 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 41-71
Atascadero 33-67
CA Valley 26-62
Cambria 43-69
Cuyama 31-52
Goleta 39-63
Lompoc 36-63
Los Osos 46-65
Morro Bay 48-63
Paso Robles 32-67
Pismo Beach 43-66
San Luis Obispo 42-72
San Miguel 30-67
Santa Barbara 43-64
Santa Maria 37-69
Santa Ynez 34-70
Shandon 33-66
Shell Beach 43-66
Solvang 34-66
Templeton 33-63

Generally quiet and warmer weather ahead

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Winds will turn offshore and will be breezy at times into the late portion of this week. We’ll mount a good warm-up, Wednesday’s warm-up could be muted by some early clouds but mid 60s are likely. Thursday and Friday we should see plenty of low 70s through the region, both coastal and inland.

Slightly cooler weekend in the 60s with partly cloudy skies.

Monday night into Tuesday a low pressure system should bring some rain back to the region.

Jan. 30th, 2013 air quality forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Wednesday, Jan 30: 30 AQI Good Ozone
Thursday, Jan 31: 31 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Feb 1: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Feb 2: 34 AQI Good Ozone
Sunday, Feb 3: 32 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org