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Hot weather continues inland, but relief is on its way by the weekend

By Dan Shadwell

High pressure holds in place today, with more temperatures topping 100-degrees inland. Along the coast, we’ll see pretty typical temperature ranges along San Luis Obispo County beaches, though still somewhat above normal.

By mid-week, the temps will begin to drop and by next weekend, inland areas will see the mercury topping out a good 10-degrees cooler than what we’ll see today.

Here’s a look at today’s high temps:
Paso Robles–101
Cambria–67
Atascadero–99
Morro Bay–66
San Luis Obispo–84
Pismo Beach–69
Guadalupe–69
Nipomo–76
Santa Maria–82
Los Alamos–92
Solvang–96
Vandenberg–78
Goleta–84
Santa Barbara–90

September 14th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 56-78
Avila Beach 59-74
CA Valley 62-98
Cambria 54-73
Corbett Canyon 57-85
Creston 62-100
Cuyama 67-94
Goleta 60-84
Hearst Castle 61-86
Lompoc 57-73
Los Osos 56-64
Morro Bay 57-64
Nipomo 56-84
Orcutt 54-81
Paso Robles 58-103
Pismo Beach 59-74
Pozo 60-99
San Luis Obispo 57-85
Santa Barbara 59-86
Santa Maria 57-80
Santa Ynez 57-93
Shell Beach 59-74
Solvang 57-87
Templeton 56-100

Few more days of extreme heat, then a cooling trend on the way

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

High pressure continues to bring hot and above normal temperatures for inland areas through Tuesday. Due to those hot temperatures, wind and low humidity a Red Flag Warning is still in effect for Santa Barbara County until 9pm Tuesday. Winds could gust up to 20 mph. Critical fire weather conditions along with the very dry fuels could create extreme fire danger and/or behavior. Patchy dense fog will still be plaguing the coastal and beach areas overnight into the morning. But temperatures will remain cool along the coast. Thanks to remnants of Hurricane Odile there will be a cooling trend for inland areas with increased clouds for all areas. This is expected to happen Wednesday through the end of the week.

September 13th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 58-80
CA Valley -100
Cambria 57-71
Corbett Canyon 57-84
Creston 61-99
Cuyama 61-97
Goleta 60-83
Hearst Castle 66-84
Lompoc 57-73
Los Osos 56-64
Morro Bay 57-64
Nipomo 59-84
Orcutt 58-80
Paso Robles 55-104
Pismo Beach 59-68
Pozo 54-97
San Luis Obispo 57-82
Santa Barbara 60-90
Santa Maria 59-78
Santa Ynez 54-95
Shell Beach 59-68
Solvang 55-88
Templeton 53-100

Extreme heat continues inland, cooling trend late next week

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to bring hot and dry conditions through Tuesday for inland areas. Above normal temperatures are expected into early next week. Those hot temperatures, wind and low humidity are prompting a red flag warning for Santa Barbara County. It’s in effect until 6am Monday morning. Winds could gust up to 20 mph. Critical fire weather conditions along with the very dry fuels could create extreme fire danger and/or behavior. Coastal areas will remain cooler but patchy dense fog will come into play overnight into the morning. A cooling trend is expected with increasing clouds for late next week as the remnants of Hurricane Odile move over the region.

September 12th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 55-73
Cambria 55-69
Corbett Canyon 54-80
Creston 61-101
Cuyama 59-96
Goleta 63-79
Hearst Castle 69-83
Lompoc 55-73
Los Osos 56-64
Morro Bay 55-62
Nipomo 58-78
Orcutt 52-78
Paso Robles 54-106
Pismo Beach 56-66
Pozo 51-99
San Luis Obispo 56-78
Santa Barbara 65-87
Santa Maria 58-76
Santa Ynez 52-95
Shell Beach 56-66
Solvang 53-88
Templeton 61-101

Weekend forecast: heat wave inland, cool on the coast

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

High pressure along with offshore flow will dominate our weather through early next week with well above normal temperatures. The high temperatures will peak Saturday and Sunday with triple digits for inland areas, 70s and 80s for the beach areas, and 60s to 70s for coastal regions. We will see some pretty dense fog and low clouds for the coast and beach areas overnight into the morning time. A tropical system from the south will approach by midweek bringing just clouds for the Central Coast, doesn’t look like right now any precipitation.

High pressure holds into the weekend, with Sunday likely to be warmest of the next five days

By Dan Shadwell
Good morning! The ridge of high pressure that’s moved over the Central and South Coasts, will hold fast into at least the early part of next week, keeping the inland areas downright hot! We’ll see the mercury climb well over 100-degrees in Paso Robles for the next several days.

Along the beaches, the marine layer north of Point Conception will remain somewhat stubborn, but should push away from the coast by mid-day, only to return again in the evening hours.

Likewise, we will see locally dense fog in many of the beach areas breaking up by mid-morning.

Coastal temperatures in northern San Luis Obispo County will likely remain in the 60′s and 70′s, but could tick upward over predicted highs, if the offshore flow strengthens.

Overnight, it’ll be warm, though the air mass should be relatively dry.

By mid-week next week, a trough of low pressure will arrive, along with moisture from the south, just to make things interesting.

Here’s a look at today’s high temperatures:
Paso Robles–104
Cambria–65
Atascadero–98
Morro Bay–64
San Luis Obispo–84
Pismo Beach–66
Nipomo–74
Guadalupe–68
Santa Maria–79
Los Alamos–87
Solvang–94
Vandenberg–77
Goleta–83
Santa Barbara–89

Sept. 11th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 53-74
Atascadero 53-100
CA Valley 59-98
Cambria 53-68
Corbett Canyon 53-82
Cuyama 58-95
Goleta 59-79
Hearst Castle 58-79
Lompoc 53-73
Los Osos 46-67
Morro Bay 55-62
Paso Robles 53-103
Pismo Beach 53-66
Pozo 52-96
San Luis Obispo 55-82
San Miguel 54-105
Santa Barbara 64-87
Santa Maria 57-79
Santa Ynez 54-95
Shandon 54-104
Shell Beach 53-66
Solvang 53-93
Templeton 50-99
Vandenberg AFB 55-69

Warming trend continues inland with temps reaching 100-degrees-plus, fog will be more stubborn at the beaches

By Dan Shadwell

Good morning!
The high pressure will hold steady over the Central and South Coasts for the next several days, bringing hot weather to the inland valleys and desert areas, while a weak onshore flow keeps the fog and marine layers clinging to the coastline over night and into the early morning hours today and tomorrow.

By Saturday though, the winds will likely shift offshore, clearing the skies along the beaches and inland valleys a bit earlier in the day.

By mid-week next week, we should see a pullback in the mercury as the high pressure weakens.

Here’s a look at today’s high temperatures:
Paso Robles–101
Cambria–67
Atascadero–95
Morro Bay–65
San Luis Obispo–82
Pismo Beach–67
Guadalupe–67
Nipomo–73
Santa Maria–79
Los Alamos–88
Solvang–94
Vandenberg–78
Goleta–81
Santa Barbara–87