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April 15th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 46-73
Atascadero 42-79
CA Valley 45-83
Cambria 54-61
Cuyama 49-80
Goleta 51-68
Grover Beach 51-67
Hearst Castle 61-74
Lompoc 52-64
Los Osos 53-62
Morro Bay 50-57
Orcutt 55-67
Paso Robles 49-87
Pismo Beach 51-67
San Luis Obispo 52-75
San Miguel 51-88
Santa Barbara 51-67
Santa Maria 53-71
Santa Ynez 46-77
Shell Beach 51-67
Solvang 49-77
Templeton 47-77
Vandenberg AFB 51-61

Small craft advisory tonight and possible again Wednesday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Wednesday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog.

Wednesday Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog.

Thursday: N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Thursday Night: W winds 10 to 20 kt becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.

Friday: NW winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.

Friday Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.

Saturday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.

Sunday: NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.

April 16th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Wednesday, Apr 16: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Thursday, Apr 17: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Apr 18: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Apr 19: 34 AQI Good Ozone
Sunday, Apr 20: 35 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org

Spring weather: variable amounts of marine layer

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Like last night clouds should re-form late with clearing again Wednesday morning.

It looks to be somewhat breezy again on Wednesday afternoon but there will be a subtle shift in wind direction from the NW to the N.

Highs Wednesday will range from the low 60s at the beaches to the lower 70s in the coastal valleys to mid 80s in the deep interior valleys. Temps look flat near the coast on Thursday but cool roughly five degrees inland Thursday.

Winds look fairly light Thursday and Friday which could result in a slower clearing marine layer at beaches and near coastal valleys.

A low pressure system tracks into CA in this timeframe as well, it shouldn’t do much locally. Some spotty marine drizzle may be possible with the deeper marine layer and there is a slight chance that cumulus clouds in the eastern hills could pop a shower or isolated t-storm but that is the far eastern edge of the area.

Following that winds pick up, strongly onshore in the afternoons into much of next week so temps will trend near seasonal norms.

Your visual guide to “Blood Moon”

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

As earth’s shadow falls across the moon, it will shift its color from bright orange to blood red to brown.

A very partial shadow begins at 10:20pm with more significant shadowing just before 11pm, a complete lunar eclipse will be in play by 12:07am and lasts until 1:27am. (click on impage for full-sized picture)

The eclipse will again be partial until 3:10 am.

Lunar eclipses happen two or three times per year when the sun, earth and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through earth’s shadow.

If you can’t watch it tonight, you’ll get another chance in October.

Swells build mid-week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Tuesday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Tuesday Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Wednesday NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Wednesday Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt in the evening becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Thursday: N winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.

Thursday Night: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.

Friday: W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.

Saturday: NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.

April 14th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 45-71
Atascadero 45-80
CA Valley 42-83
Cambria 43-66
Corbett Canyon 46-76
Cuyama 47-81
Goleta 47-68
Lompoc 48-66
Los Osos 45-60
Morro Bay 48-58
Paso Robles 48-85
Pismo Beach 47-59
Pozo 41-81
San Luis Obispo 47-74
San Miguel 48-84
Santa Barbara 50-77
Santa Ynez 50-82
Solvang 52-85
Templeton 43-82
Vandenberg AFB 45-65

Breezier conditions develop Tuesday and Wednesday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Monday featured some weak morning offshore winds but Tuesday and Wednesday the NW winds will be locally strong in the later afternoon and evening hours (up to 30mph at the coast) some night and morning marine clouds near the coast are also possible with the onshore push.

The strength of the winds however will likely produce clear conditions, having mixed out any early marine layer clouds.

Highs inland should hit the mid 80s Tuesday with mid 70s in coastal valleys and despite the winds the beaches wil still hit the mid to upper 60s.

Winds calm down a little Thursday and Friday and that could actually allow for more marine clouds near the coast with little wind to mix the clouds out the clearing could be slow or only partial meaning temps cool near the coast.

High pressure builds again late in the weekend into next week meaning above normal temperatures and no rain is expected thru the end of the month.

Tuesday’s air quality forecast for coastal areas

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Tuesday, Apr 15: 36 AQI Good Ozone
Wednesday, Apr 16: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Thursday, Apr 17: 35 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Apr 18: 34 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Apr 19: 35 AQI Good Ozone

The Air Quality Forecast is provided by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

For more information, visit http://www.slocleanair.org

April 13th, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande 45-68
Atascadero 45-69
Avila Beach 52-62
Creston 42-71
Cuyama 40-75
Goleta 43-65
Grover Beach 51-63
Lompoc 46-63
Los Osos 54-63
Morro Bay 54-61
Paso Robles 45-74
Pismo Beach 48-59
San Luis Obispo 52-69
Santa Barbara 49-66
Santa Margarita 43-70
Santa Maria 52-66
Santa Ynez 50-68
Shandon 43-75
Solvang 50-71
Templeton 44-68