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November 2014
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Nov. 20th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 55/63 .01″
Atascadero 54/61 .01″
CA Valley 46/62
Cambria 56/62 .01″
Corbett Canyon 54/61 .12″
Cuyama 41/62
Goleta 48/68
Hearst Castle 48/55 .18″
Lompoc 54/64 .01″
Los Osos 52/62 .01″
Morro Bay 56/63 .01″
Paso Robles 54/63 Tr.
Pismo Beach 57/62 .02″
San Luis Obispo 53/63 Tr.
San Miguel 54/63
Santa Barbara 52/69
Santa Maria 57/66 .02″
Santa Ynez 43/64
Shandon 54/64 Tr.
Shell Beach 57/62 .02″
Solvang 46/64
Templeton 51/61 .02″
Vandenberg AFB 54/62 .01″

Rain returns this evening

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Clouds have been streaming over the Central Coast and this evening a cold front will push over the area for another round of showers and rain.

The timing of the frontal passage looks to be later evening into the early overnight with activity waning by early Friday morning and the balance of Friday being partly cloudy and breezy.

Again the north coast has the best chance of the heaviest totals, but still likely less than .40”. The general range for rain will be .05-.25” with southern SB county and the interior of both counties seeing little to no rain. Please check out social media for graphics relating to rainfall projections.

Another weak cold front will approach the Central Coast on Saturday, and is expected to produce rain as far south as Cambria but at this point I am not putting it in the forecast elsewhere.

After that strong wind develop Sunday at the coast, up to 30mph and as high pressure builds in the winds turn offshore Monday and Tuesday for warm days, cool nights with mostly clear skies.

Weather watcher report for Nov. 19th, 2014

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 56/67 .03″
Atascadero 45/68
Bradley 45/67 .04″
CA Valley 45/65
Cambria 55/67 .07″
Corbett Canyon 56/67
Cuyama 47/69
Goleta 52/69
Grover Beach 52/67 .06″
Guadalupe 52/73 .04″
Hearst Castle 69/49 .15″
Lompoc 50/70
Los Osos 52/69 Tr.
Morro Bay 55/67 .06″
Paso Robles 46/70
Pismo Beach 52/67 .03″
Pozo 48/69
San Luis Obispo 49/68 .04″
Santa Barbara 56/72 Tr.
Santa Margarita No temp report .08″
Santa Maria 52/74 Tr.
Santa Ynez 46/72
Shandon 44/70 Tr.
Shell Beach 52/67 .03″
Solvang 47/72
Vandenberg AFB 53/69 .07″

Light showers still possible

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Two cold fronts will march thru SLO and SB counties between now and Thursday night, both are weak giving us shower chances. There is a better chance at the coast than inland and north than south. Please see some of the maps posted on social media for a graphical idea of where rain is most likely. It will only rain occasionally (if at all) on both days.

Partly cloudy, mild and breezy conditions will develop on Friday.

There is a front which passes to our north Sunday, no rain locally but strong coastal winds will develop later in the day.

Offshore winds return Monday into the middle of next week for the morning hours, skies will clear out a bit and cold nights and mild days result.

Nov. 18th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 52/79
Atascadero 40/72
Cambria 51/71
Corbett Canyon 52/76
Cuyama 44/75
Goleta 45/75
Hearst Castle 58/69
Lompoc 46/75
Los Osos 49/74
Morro Bay 53/79
Paso Robles 42/73
Pismo Beach 51/69
Pozo 30/70
San Luis Obispo 46/77
Santa Barbara 52/76
Santa Maria 49/81
Santa Ynez 43/79
Shandon 38/77
Shell Beach 51/69
Templeton 40/74
Vandenberg AFB 52/77

Wednesday rain heaviest on north coast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

You’ll know a storm system is coming later today when the winds shift to more southerly to southwesterly. Those winds won’t be terribly strong, but could blow at about 15mph.

The cold front moves over the Central Coast Wednesday, rain will start first along the north coast and linger there the longest. First rain could start before 7am but more likely for most of the area around mid-morning. Looks like showers will continue into Wednesday evening but should be gone early Thursday.

The north coast could see as much as a half inch of rain but much of the rest of the area will likely see totals from .05-.15”. Snow levels are too high to be a local concern.

After the front moves through the issue will be winds. Strong NW winds up to 35mph at times could impact the coast in the afternoons Friday through the weekend.

Offshore winds could return early next week for more mild daytime highs but cold overnight lows.

Nov. 17th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 51/70
Atascadero 40/69
CA Valley 36/70
Cambria 55/69
Corbett Canyon 50/75
Cuyama 42/70
Goleta 46/75
Hearst Castle 49/67
Lompoc 45/75
Los Osos 49/67
Morro Bay 55/67
Nipomo 51/68
Orcutt 51/73
Paso Robles 40/72
Pismo Beach 50/66
San Luis Obispo 47/74
San Miguel 39/72
Santa Barbara 51/77
Santa Maria 48/77
Santa Ynez 43/73
Shandon 43/73
Shell Beach 50/66
Solvang 41/74
Templeton 41/71
Vandenberg AFB 49/72

More clouds with some rain showers mid-week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Today’s offshore winds will produce mild temps after a cool start, especially inland.

Coastal clouds will return Tuesday with drizzle possible, but a cold front with a better chance of real rain is on Wednesday. The showers could continue overnight into early Thursday morning and amounts look to stay under .20”

The balance of the week looks breezy and cooler with partly cloudy skies and weekend conditions could get even windier.

November 16th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 57-77
Bradley 41-66
CA Valley 40-61
Cambria 51-68
Corbett Canyon 52-71
Creston 44-63
Cuyama 44-62
Goleta 46-72
Hearst Castle 49-64
Lompoc 46-72
Los Osos 46-64
Morro Bay 56-72
Nipomo 45-73
Orcutt 44-71
Paso Robles 41-66
Pismo Beach 53-72
Port San Luis 58-72
Pozo 41-67
San Luis Obispo 48-74
Santa Barbara 52-74
Santa Maria 53-74
Santa Ynez 41-72
Shandon 38-63
Shell Beach 53-72
Solvang 42-73
Templeton 41-64
Vandenberg AFB 56-70

One more day for sunshine, then changes on the way

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Dry and windy conditions will continue into Monday for the Central Coast with warmer temperatures. We will then see changes with cooler temperatures and a slight chance for rain late Tuesday evening into Wednesday. This first storm system won’t make it far enough north to bring any precipitation to the Santa Barbara area. But all areas will see a slight chance of rain on Friday.