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A couple more days of low pressure keep our inland temps cooler than normal

By Dan Shadwell

Good morning! We have a few more days of below normal temperatures in store for the Central and South Coasts. An unsettled trough of low pressure off the coast will weaken over the next 72 hours and high pressure will begin to build inland, turning our breezes from onshore, to offshore.

Temperatures will begin a slow progression upward… a couple of degrees each day until we’re back in the 100-degree range inland by mid-week. Along the coast, the rise in the mercury will be slower and less pronounced… maybe a few degrees of increase over the next week.

Today, our low clouds and fog along the coast and inland valleys, should begin to break up by mid-morning, leaving us with mostly sunny skies inland and all over the Central Coast.

Here’s a look at your highs for the day:
Paso Robles–83
Cambria–64
Atascadero–79
Morro Bay–65
San Luis Obispo–76
Pismo Beach–65
Nipomo–75
Santa Maria–75
Guadalupe–67
Los Alamos–75
Solvang–79
Vandenberg–72
Goleta–76
Santa Barbara–78

Mild temps until next week’s warm-up

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The coastal clouds which cleared Thursday will re-form later in the evening and push into the beaches and near coastal valley to set up another mild day on Friday with highs in the 60s at the beaches amd 70s for the coastal valleys after marine clouds clear with interior temperatures still held into the 80s by a an upper air trough.

Some marine clouds could produce pockets of marine drizzle.

High pressure re-builds across the SW states early to mid portion of next week for highs to rocket into the upper 90s and triple digits for interior valleys. The coast and beach area will also warm into the 70s and 80s but there will be some mitigating marine influence controlling the temperatures.

July 17th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 54-77
Atascadero 55-78
CA Valley 56-85
Cambria 54-66
Cuyama 57-85
Goleta 59-75
Lompoc 54-75
Los Osos 63-71
Morro Bay 57-67
Nipomo 56-84
Orcutt 53-80
Paso Robles 58-81
Pismo Beach 56-70
San Luis Obispo 55-77
Santa Barbara 62-80
Santa Maria 59-79
Santa Ynez 55-81
Shandon 59-83
Shell Beach 56-70
Solvang 54-81
Templeton 54-74
Vandenberg AFB 55-73

Low pressure and onshore flow keep us cool into the weekend

By Dan Shadwell

Good morning! There’s a trough of low pressure off the coast that’s spurring onshore flow and encouraging some coastal clouds and fog this morning. Those conditions will hang with us into the weekend, keeping us cooler than normal for this time of year.

Late in the weekend, we’ll see an about-face as a strengthening upper level ridge of high pressure in the south central states pushes westward. That will urge the mercury higher beginning late Sunday and into at least Tuesday.

Here’s a look at today’s high temperatures:
Paso Robles–85
Cambria–61
Atascadero–80
Morro Bay–58
San Luis Obispo–75
Pismo beach–61
Nipomo–70
Guadalupe–62
Santa Maria–73
Los Alamos–77
Solvang–82
Vandenberg–69
Goleta–73
Santa Barbara–73

July 16th, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande 59-74
Atascadero 61-76
Cambria 59-73
Cayucos 58-67
Corbett Canyon 61-71
Cuyama 59-90
Goleta 64-75
Grover Beach 58-70
Hearst Castle 57-63
Lompoc 63-75
Los Osos 59-71
Morro Bay 61-68
Nipomo 58-75
Oceano 58-71
Paso Robles 62-79
Pismo Beach 63-69
Pozo 60-86
San Luis Obispo 63-73
San Miguel 58-80
Santa Barbara 66-75
Santa Margarita 56-86
Santa Maria 65-77
Shandon 55-79
Solvang 59-80
Templeton 57-73
Vandenberg AFB 58-72

While clouds give way monsoon mugginess slow to pull out

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Plenty of coastal low clouds and monsoonal moisture will continue to produce muggy conditions and mild overnight temperatures in the 60s in our forecast.

You can expect more night and morning clouds at the beaches will clearing in the afternoon otherwise partly to mostly sunny skies over the Central Coast until the weekend.

The subtropical moisture will gradually decrease over the next few days, and combined with a deep marine layer and increasing onshore winds.

That will keep temps mild even in the interior valleys where highs will hit the low to mid 80s over the balance of the week. While the highs will be mild the mugginess in the air should mean a slower drop in evening temperatures making most concerts at the fair pleasant in the 70s and upper 60s over the course of performances.

As for the weekend: night and morning marine low clouds at the beaches clearing back to the coast during the day. Perhaps slightly warmer. Night and morning drizzle is possible at beaches with the deep marine clouds.

High-pressure returns next week and it’ll get hot again in the valleys. 90s return early in the week for the Mid-State fair with upper 90s or triple digits by mid-week. It looks to stay generally warm to hot from the middle of next week to nearly the end of the month in the valleys, even coastal locations look to be on the above average side.

Muggy conditions slowly move out

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

A late night shower in Paso Robles produced .02″ rainfall however most of the rain over the last day or so has been droplets and many so-called showers have actually falen from the skies but dried up on the way to the ground.

The monsoon push breaks down on Tuesday and even though a more regular west to east steering flow re-establishes itself it’ll still take another day or two to get rid of some of the mugginess from the monsoon.

Onshore surface flow will pull temps down on Wednesday, back into the 60s at the beaches with low to mid 70s in the coastal valleys and upper 80s inland. This is fairly typical summer weather and I expect it will stick around through the weekend but next week looks warmer as inland temps will psh back into the 90s perhaps returning to 100 by the middle of next week. Coastal valleys will see upper 70s and 80s next week.

July 14th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 57-78
Atascadero 66-89
CA Valley 74-98
Cambria 58-74
Cuyama 71-98
Goleta 66-77
Grover Beach 60-70
Lompoc 55-73
Los Osos 46-64
Morro Bay 57-65
Nipomo 59-81
Orcutt 56-80
Paso Robles 64-93
Pismo Beach 59-67
San Luis Obispo 58-81
San Miguel 61-91
Santa Barbara 69-78
Santa Maria 59-80
Shandon 69-93
Shell Beach 59-67
Solvang 59-91
Templeton 65-86
Vandenberg AFB 57-69

Monsoon humidity and shower chance thru Tuesday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Unlike typical rain chances which often approach the Central Coast from the W or NW, monsoon humidity comes from the S or E. It is from sub-tropical air carried in my favorable winds. It tends to be muggy, cloudy and unstable enough to produce showers and thunderstorms. The best chance for these will be across mountain and desert locations further to our east but we are in the flow pattern and some showers or even scattered showers can’t be ruled out. About a 20% chance, and there were even returns on our doppler radar this morning.

The occasional clouds will potentially take a few degrees off the high temps but the mugginess may make the lows a little warmer.

Expect 90s (not triple digits) in the valleys over the next few days with coastal valleys in the lower 80s and beaches in the 60s and low 70s.

We’ll see a little more of a marine push (not monsoonal) later Tuesday and that should start cooling the coast and bring rain opportunities to an end locally, while monsoonal flow may continue over the mountains of the Sierra.

Much of the rest of the week, outside it’s interesting beginning should be pretty mild and quiet Wednesday thru the weekend. Next week things look to get hot inland again.

July 13th, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande 61-84
Atascadero 57-106
Avila Beach 59-71
CA Valley 60-99
Cambria 60-68
Cayucos 61-63
Corbett Canyon 55-84
Cuyama 64-96
Goleta 61-77
Grover Beach 61-80
Hearst Castle 52-81
Lompoc 57-72
Los Osos 61-65
Morro Bay 56-61
Nipomo 60-79
Oceano 60-81
Orcutt 59-81
Paso Robles 56-104
Pismo Beach 58-74
Pozo 57-104
San Luis Obispo 56-76
San Miguel 67-103
Santa Barbara 65-86
Santa Margarita 69-98
Santa Maria 57-79
Santa Ynez 54-95
Shandon 68-100
Solvang 63-95
Templeton 63-104
Vandenberg AFB 58-74