Highs and lows for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

by Keli Moore

Atascadero 63,40
CA Valley 67,40
Cambria 60,43
Corbett Canyon 61,43
Creston 60,44
Cuyama 69,55
Goleta 68,48
Lompoc 61,45
Los Osos 60,48
Morro Bay 56,48
Nipomo 64,46
Oceano 61,46
Paso Robles 61,42
Pismo Beach 64,48
Pozo 64,42
San Luis Obispo 62,46
Santa Barbara 69,48
Santa Margarita 65,41
Santa Maria 61,41
Shell Beach 64,48
Solvang 68,44
Templeton 62,41
Vandenberg AFB 58,46

Surf is up through Monday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Larger waves will develop over the course of the weekend from the west to northwest facing beaches from Point Conception to the Monterey County line.

8 to 12 feet with local sets to 15 feet during the peak of the event on Sunday.

Dangerous rip currents will affect beaches in the advisory area posing a threat to swimmers and surfers. In addition sneaker waves can suddenly inundate beaches and wash over jetties.

If caught in a rip current do not try to swim against the current. Swim across the current until away from the strong flow and then swim to shore. Do not climb across jetties and never turn your back to the ocean as sneaker waves could knock you into the water.

Mid to larger open water swells over the weekend and some fog in marine forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Saturday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 17 seconds…building to 6 to 7 ft at 20 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

Saturday Night: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 19 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Sunday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Sunday Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening…becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to 10 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.

Monday: NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.

Monday Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt…becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.

Tuesday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.

Wednesday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.

High clouds and marine layer will drop temps a little but mild weather continues

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

To our south there is a weather system generating a lot of mid and upper level clouds, those will continue to stream thru the area over the weekend. Near the coast some patchy marine clouds are also likely in the evening and morning hours. That’ll cause temps to dip a degree or two however generally mild temps in the 60s to low 70s are still possible.

Tuesday through Thursday the winds are likely to pick up a tad, and bring temps down to near normal levels.

A weak low pressure system is likely for later Thursday or Friday next week, it could produce a few showers but nothing over .20″

Computer models are still suggesting a mostly dry pattern thru the middle of February. We could use some rain, we’ve now fallen between 1 to 3″ behind in the region due to a much drier than normal January.