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Morning offshore continues Thursday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

With some offshore winds and building high pressure over California the marine layer has been getting cleared very early leading to sunshine and warming temperatures and this should continue through Thursday.

Beaches will still only hit the 60s and 70s again today and again on Thursday but interior temps will hit the low 90s Wednesday and likely jump into the high 90s Thursday and Friday.

Onshore dominant flow returns Friday and that’ll bring back low clouds and cooler temps to the coast, it’ll take a day or two for that cooler air to work inland.

We’ll keep cooling slight through Labor Day with roughly average daytime highs in my forecast, after that I expect a little warming through the balance of the week.

Waves continue to be a headline on the Central Coast

Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday afternoon

Surf will range from 4 to 6 feet and strong rip currents will exist at times today through Friday.

Exposed south facing shores will see the greatest impact including Jalama beach in Santa Barbara county as well as port San Luis, Avila beach and Cayucos in San Luis Obispo county.

The surf with very strong rip currents and long shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly large waves across rocks and jetties near the waters edge and suddenly inundate beaches. South swells also have a history of producing damage to boats docked at port San Luis.

Surf from hurricane Marie continued to build this morning along exposed south facing shores. Surf will peak this today then slowly diminish through Friday while staying above high surf criteria of 7 foot breakers or more. There is the potential for damaging and life threatening surf across south and southeast facing shores of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These areas will potentially see the largest surf seen in recent years with breakers of 10 to 15 feet possible.

Aug. 26th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande  52-78
Atascadero  47-83
Cambria  49-73
Cuyama  50-89
Goleta  56-76
Hearst Castle  52-75
Lompoc  48-73
Los Osos  53-74
Morro Bay  55-67
Nipomo  53-82
Oceano  54-72
Orcutt  48-80
Paso Robles  49-88
Pismo Beach  52-69
San Luis Obispo  51-80
San Miguel  53-92
Santa Maria  64-79
Santa Ynez  46-90
Shandon  47-94
Shell Beach  52-69
Templeton  47-90
Vandenberg AFB  52-72

Aug. 25th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande  54-76
Atascadero  54-73
CA Valley  51-82
Cambria  59-70
Corbett Canyon  55-75
Cuyama  49-88
Goleta  56-73
Lompoc  61-75
Los Osos  56-64
Morro Bay  58-67
Nipomo  57-78
Orcutt  57-77
Paso Robles  52-78
Pismo Beach  56-69
Pozo  50-82
San Luis Obispo  55-73
San Miguel  58-83
Santa Maria  61-77
Santa Ynez  50-81
Shandon  50-86
Shell Beach  56-69
Solvang  53-82
Templeton  50-76
Vandenberg AFB  61-70

August 24th, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster
Arroyo Grande  53-78
Atascadero  52-77
Avila Beach  55-69
CA Valley  54-87
Cambria  52-71
Corbett Canyon  55-76
Creston  50-82
Cuyama  56-88
Goleta  61-74
Hearst Castle  56-68
Lompoc  54-75
Los Osos  46-64
Morro Bay  57-68
Nipomo  56-82
Orcutt  51-79
Paso Robles  53-83
Pismo Beach  55-69
Pozo  49-86
San Luis Obispo  54-77
Santa Barbara  63-79
Santa Maria  57-78
Santa Ynez  54-82
Shell Beach  55-69
Solvang  54-84
Vandenberg AFB  55-71

High swells along the coast and significant warming trend on the way

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

A trough from a low pressure system is still lingering over our area and will be hanging around through Monday. That means more cool mild temperatures. Also, night and morning low clouds and fog. High pressure starts to push it’s way in mid-week bringing a significant warming trend. Possibly getting into the triple digits for some inland areas. We could see some high swells and surf along the coast through the end of next week with a lull on Monday then very strong conditions through Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard statement for potential damaging high surf and coastal flooding Tuesday afternoon through Friday for Southeast and South facing beaches.

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August 23rd, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 60-76
Atascadero 51-79
Avila Beach 60-68
CA Valley 57-87
Cambria 59-69
Corbett Canyon 56-75
Creston 53-81
Cuyama 58-88
Goleta 62-74
Hearst Castle 51-67
Lompoc 59-72
Los Osos 46-64
Morro Bay 59-65
Nipomo 62-79
Orcutt 60-77
Paso Robles 57-82
Pismo Beach 60-68
Pozo 52-88
San Luis Obispo 59-75
Santa Barbara 63-78
Santa Maria 62-76
Santa Ynez 55-84
Shell Beach 60-68
Solvang 58-86

Cloudy cool mornings, then sunshine works it’s way in

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Low pressure will remain over the western states through Tuesday keeping overnight low clouds and fog and slightly cooler temperatures. A deeper marine layer should develop for tonight into Sunday morning. Low clouds and fog should spread well into the valleys late tonight. Temperatures will be in the 60s for beach areas, 70s for coastal , 80s for inland. High pressure should build back mid-to-late next week bringing a warming trend and increased mugginess due to a tropical system off the coast.

Aug. 22nd, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 57-77
Atascadero 53-87
Cambria 57-70
Corbett Canyon 57-80
Cuyama 61-90
Goleta 61-72
Lompoc 57-72
Los Osos 59-68
Morro Bay 58-64
Orcutt 54-77
Paso Robles 55-92
Pismo Beach 57-67
Pozo 54-91
San Luis Obispo 58-80
Santa Barbara 62-81
Santa Maria 62-77
Santa Ynez 54-90
Shandon 52-95
Solvang 56-89
Templeton 52-95
Vandenberg AFB 53-90