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October 2014
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Weather Watcher Report for Friday, October 17, 2014

Atascadero 70\44
CA Valley 72\42
Corbett Canyon 73\52
Creston 69\48
Cuyama 72\46
Goleta 76\53
Hearst Castle 71\M
Lompoc 72\46
Los Osos 74\50
Morro Bay 68\54
Orcutt 71\53
Paso Robles 74\46
Pismo Beach 69\51
San Luis Obispo 74\48
Santa Barbara 78\59
Santa Maria 76\52
Santa Ynez 75\46
Vandenberg AFB 70\50

Weekend looks mild and fall-like

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The Central Coast sits in a tough spot right now, there is a storm track carrying systems into Northern CA however the tail end of cold fronts are falling apart as they get here. We saw that earlier this week when we got a few drops. Two very similar opportunities are ahead (weaker actually): one Friday night into Saturday and another Sunday night into Monday.

Pockets of mist and drizzle and perhaps a few sprinkles would be about it for both.

On balance I think the weekend is partly cloudy with mild temps generally in the 70s with beaches in the 60s.

I think winds pick up Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, strongly NW. Thursday we could get some weak morning offshore and temps should jump a bit.

Rain dynamics not great in short term for Central Coast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Low clouds will start Friday morning for many, but will clear from most locations by Friday late morning.

Another weak cold front approaches California Friday. The associated low-pressure system will weaken and the front falls apart on arrival at Central Coast.

Again some mist or drizzle or drops may happen late Friday night into Saturday morning but it won’t be much if it happens at all.

Another chance of drizzle/light rain is possible with another frontal approach Monday morning.

All the decent energy and instability is simply too far north, much of it may not even extend as far south as Monterey Bay.

Dry, warmer and windy conditions may develop along our coastline Monday afternoon through next Wednesday.

Oct. 16th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorlogist

Arroyo Grande 51/73
Atascadero 47/79
CA Valley 43/77
Cambria 55/68
Corbett Canyon 56/75
Cuyama 46/76
Goleta 54/75
Grover Beach 55/69
Hearst Castle 61/71
Lompoc 50/73
Los Osos 55/68
Morro Bay 58/66
Nipomo 53/68
Orcutt 50/75
Paso Robles 46/80
Pismo Beach 55/69
Pozo 44/76
San Luis Obispo 51/76
San Miguel 50/81
San Simeon 50/81
Santa Barbara 59/78
Santa Maria 51/76
Santa Ynez 52/77
Shandon 44/83
Solvang 55/78
Templeton 48/80
Vandenberg AFB 54/71

More cold fronts decay near Central Coast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

There is storm activity in the Pacific, problem is that it is aimed too far to our north. The decay area of cold fronts is right here at the Central Coast.

Thursday and Friday will see night and morning low clouds and fog and below normal temperatures.

Friday into Saturday there is another low-pressure which will weaken as the front reaches the Central Coast producing only a few pockets of mist and drizzle late Friday night into Saturday morning.

Another chance of drizzle/light rain is expected Monday morning but models indicate very little to be excited about.

Dry, warmer and windy conditions may develop along our coastline Monday afternoon through next Wednesday.

Oct. 15th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 49/77 .01″
Atascadero 52/72
CA Valley 51/74
Cambria 62/73
Corbett Canyon 60/78
Cuyama 50/73
Goleta 66/75
Hearst Castle 55/71
Lompoc 64/77 .02″
Los Osos 62/71
Morro Bay 63/70
Paso Robles 61/79
Pismo Beach 63/71
Pozo 61/77
San Luis Obispo 61/77 Tr.
Santa Barbara 66/79
Santa Maria 66/79
Santa Ynez 61/79
Shell Beach 63/71
Solvang 62/80
Templeton 58/80
Vandenberg AFB 62/73 .01″

Oct. 14th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 60/74
Atascadero 47/72
CA Valley 45/80
Cambria 60/75
Corbett Canyon 57/72
Cuyama 50/87
Goleta 66/73
Grover Beach 60/72
Lompoc 54/73
Los Osos 62/72
Morro Bay 62/70
Nipomo 60/72
Oceano 62/71
Orcutt 59/74
Paso Robles 48/74
Pismo Beach 63/71
Pozo 45/74
San Luis Obispo 60/71
San Miguel 47/73
Santa Barbara 67/73
Santa Maria 62/80
Santa Ynez 52/73
Shandon 43/81
Shell Beach 63/71
Solvang 55/74
Templeton 46/73
Vandenberg AFB 54/73

Fall weather arrives

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

A cold front pushes through the area Tuesday afternoon and brings in clouds and some showers, this system is actually aimed at Northern California where some heavier rain in excess of a half inch could fall. Locally about .10″ is possible (some will see less, others a little more). It is not a terribly cold system, so snow levels are so high they are not a local concern.

Some of the clouds and showers linger into early Wednesday morning but skies will clear out Wednesday evening, that’ll mean a cool start on Thursday.

Temps will be below seasonal normal Wednesday through Friday.

Another system moves into The West on Friday and Saturday but is aimed significantly far to the north and weakens as it arrives so only some drizzle is possible at coastal locations on Saturday morning. Another similar decaying rain chance happens Monday morning and again later next week but all such opportunities for rain look better in Northern California but the good news is that it is at least in the ballpark.

Oct. 13th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 50/76
Atascadero 49/88
CA Valley 42/94
Cambria 56/70
Corbett Canyon 60/80
Cuyama 52/93
Goleta 63/75
Hearst Castle65/84
Lompoc 52/88
Los Osos 54/71
Morro Bay 57/68
Nipomo 55/72
Oceano 55/73
Orcutt 50/79
Paso Robles 48/94
Pismo Beach 56/71
San Luis Obispo 50/79
San Miguel 46/95
Santa Barbara 66/80
Santa Maria 55/81
Santa Ynez 50/95
Shandon 46/97
Shell Beach 56/71
Solvang 51/91
Templeton 47/87
Vandenberg AFB 56/77

More clouds with drizzle and showers possible

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The ridge of high pressure responsible for the warm temperatures over the weekend and today is breaking down and a trough of low pressure sets up along the West Coast.

Cooler temperatures and areas of low clouds and fog have already developed at the beaches.

Tuesday a cold front will move through the Central Coast bringing drizzle/light rain to San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning but futher south the front will likely not be effective producing any rain chances.

Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will drop normal in the 60s and 70s, even inland areas drop into the 70s for highs.

High pressure is expected to rebuild across the Central Coast and should bring normal temperatures with plenty of night and morning low clouds and fog to San Luis Obispo County on Thursday into next Monday.

Former Supertyphoon Vongfong is forecast to head northeastward and become extratropical as it moves into the Gulf of Alaska next week. The leftovers of this system could actually produce unsettled weather for the Central Coast the following Thursday and Friday.