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Winds mark transition to warm forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

We have not seen a lot of wind on or off the Central Coast for some time, it is one of the reasons the water temperatures are up since cooler water from the deep is not regularly getting circulated near the top (called upweilling).

Winds will be out of the NW at 15-30mph in the afternoon hours and a stronger and very warm Sundowner is possible Wednesday evening with winds near 35mph.

Coastal temps in west SLO and SB counties at the beaches may be down a bit tomorrow due to the wind but the inland areas look to get warmer as high pressure ridge backs in.

Southcoast temps may soar into the 90s with the Sundowner mitigating any marine cooling and also allowing some compressional heating, so it’ll be interesting to monitor developments in SB county tomorrow.

Thursday actually looks a hair warmer for the interior. 100-105 degree temps for interior of SLO county. 80s for much of the coastal valleys, another day of 90+ for the Southcoast with generally 70s for west-facing beaches in SLO and SB counties.

The mid-range outlook doesn’t look to change a lot after that. The marine layer will be squished down with a low but strong inversion which may cause some clouds at immediate beaches but wouldn’t get far inland. With that possible exception expect warm and generally clear conditions into next week (and also very dry).

July 22nd, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 57-82
Atascadero 57-82
CA Valley 59-89
Cambria 56-73
Corbett Canyon 60-80
Cuyama 61-92
Goleta 60-83
Hearst Castle 55-72
Lompoc 55-81
Los Osos 60-73
Morro Bay 60-69
Paso Robles 60-86
Pismo Beach 61-72
Pozo 58-91
San Luis Obispo 59-80
San Miguel 60-92
Santa Barbara 66-86
Santa Maria 60-81
Santa Ynez 59-89
Shandon 61-89
Shell Beach 61-72
Solvang 59-86
Templeton 57-78
Vandenberg AFB 55-76

Inland heat returns Mid-week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Warming trend expected to continue through Thursday, warming several degrees each day. Marine layer may become so squashed that clouds get wiped out and we`re left with clear skies, especially by Thursday which is expected to be the warmest day for coast and valleys.

High pressure aloft expected to strengthen again early next week for likely some additional warming.

Looks like the monsoon is moving out and will stay away for a while.

July 21st, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 62-79
Atascadero 60-75
CA Valley 56-87
Cambria 60-73
Corbett Canyon 60-77
Cuyama 57-86
Goleta 63-77
Hearst Castle na/70
Lompoc 64-79
Los Osos 65-72
Morro Bay 64-70
Orcutt 63-80
Paso Robles 61-84
Pismo Beach 64-69
Pozo 65-88
San Luis Obispo 64-75
San Miguel 63-89
Santa Barbara 64-80
Santa Maria 66-80
Santa Ynez 58-86
Shandon 56-83
Shell Beach 64-69
Solvang 58-84
Templeton 60-75
Vandenberg AFB 64-75

July 20th, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande -75
Atascadero -80
CA Valley -86
Cambria -72
Cayucos -71
Cuyama -86
Goleta -77
Grover Beach -72
Hearst Castle -70
Lompoc -79
Los Osos -74
Morro Bay -70
Nipomo -73
Oceano -76
Orcutt -75
Paso Robles -84
Pismo Beach -69
Pozo -82
San Luis Obispo -79
San Miguel -83
Santa Barbara -80
Santa Margarita -78
Santa Maria -80
Santa Ynez -86
Shandon -81
Solvang -84
Templeton -78
Vandenberg AFB -72

Rainfall totals in the past 24 hour period:
.05 Santa Barbara by Dos Pueblos Dam
.01 Solvang

Chance for thunderstorms diminishes tonight

By Victoria Johnson

The 20 percent chance for thunderstorms across the Central Coast will diminish this evening. Areas that may see a slight bit of rain include Santa Barbara County, California Valley, Carrizo Plain, mountain regions, inland areas such as Paso Robles and Atascadero and the southeastern portion of San Luis Obispo County. The marine layer is expected to deepen along the coast and push into the valleys tonight. Low pressure off the coast and onshore flow will keep daytime high temperatures below normal through Tuesday. High pressure will then bring a warming trend through the end of the week. The marine layer is expected to shrink and become confined to the coast. Above normal temperatures are expected inland. Temperatures are looking to peak on Thursday.

July 19th, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande 59-76
Atascadero 55-82
CA Valley 60-89
Cambria 60-69
Cayucos 59-67
Corbett Canyon 58-78
Cuyama 59-87
Goleta 61-75
Grover Beach 60-71
Hearst Castle 54-70
Lompoc 55-75
Los Osos 60-70
Morro Bay 58-67
Nipomo 59-72
Oceano 60-74
Orcutt 59-78
Paso Robles 58-88
Pismo Beach 59-69
San Luis Obispo 58-79
San Miguel 61-88
Santa Barbara 65-79
Santa Margarita 60-86
Santa Maria 60-78
Santa Ynez 55-88
Solvang 56-86
Templeton 58-81
Vandenberg AFB 58-75

.05 rainfall in Goleta within the last 24 hour period.

Slight chance for thunderstorms

By Victoria Johnson

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of scattered light showers and isolated thunderstorms tonight in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara interior valleys and over the waters south of Point Conception. Through Monday, daytime high temperatures will be about normal due to a weak low pressure system and onshore flow. Winds over the next few days could range between 15 and 25 mph. There will be a shallow marine layer and sparse clouds through Tuesday with afternoon clearing. A gradual warming trend is expected through Tuesday lessening the marine influence. High pressure will bring above normal temperatures Wednesday through Friday. There will be a nice summer warm up this week with Thursday bringing the warmest temperatures.

July 18th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 70-76
Atascadero 58-79
CA Valley 55-89
Cambria 60-69
Corbett Canyon 58-73
Cuyama 55-88
Goleta 60-74
Grover Beach 58-68
Hearst Castle 54-70
Lompoc 63-72
Los Osos 61-67
Morro Bay 59-65
Nipomo 62-80
Oceano 58-68
Orcutt 60-75
Paso Robles 58-84
Pismo Beach 62-68
Pozo 53-90
San Luis Obispo 60-75
Santa Barbara 63-79
Santa Maria 63-75
Shandon 58-85
Shell Beach 62-68
Solvang 60-82
Templeton 58-76
Vandenberg AFB 60-70

Mild weekend with much warmer conditions inland next week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

A deep marine layer should keep temperatures below normal for much of the area through the weekend.

A warming trend and a reduction in the marine layer is likely through most of next week as high pressure expands west.

There is some monsoonal moisture pushing into California tonight. There is a possibility for some brief showers or thunderstorms in the eastern interior of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county but most of the area will see no activity.

Shower chances are worth mentioning but the thunderstorm potential will be very small.

No big changes through Monday but high pressure will strengthen significantly on Tuesday and Wednesday which will warm us up quickly next week. Triple digit heat returns inland and even the coast will push into the 80s.