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November 2014
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Nov. 26th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 79/44
Atascadero 76/36
CA Valley 32/81
Cambria 53/79
Corbett Canyon 53/79
Cuyama 41/85
Goleta 43/78
Hearst Castle 58/80
Lompoc 39/82
Los Osos 48/79
Morro Bay 54/73
Nipomo 42/79
Oceano 50/79
Orcutt 53/80
Paso Robles 37/78
Pismo Beach 49/68
San Luis Obispo 41/86
San Miguel 33/79
Santa Barbara 50/84
Santa Maria 46/85
Santa Ynez 39/86
Shandon 30/80
Shell Beach 49/68
Solvang 38/84
Templeton 33/78
Vandenberg AFB 48/83

Thanksgiving weather looks good, rain returns after but timing a question

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

High pressure, which has given us the 70s and 80s for a few days, lingers through Thanksgiving. The main reason we are warm during the day and cool at night are the morning offshore winds and dryness of the air.

That ridge in the jet stream breaks down later on Friday and that opens the door for several areas of low pressure to impact the Central Coast bringing rain chances. While the confidence in rain is high the timing has low confidence at the moment since guidance models have wildly different views on the positioning of low pressure.

At this point it appears that some rain is likely Sunday on the Central Coast, but not the strongest part of what could be a multi-day storm. This initial rain could bring as much as a half of an inch.

The second part of the storm is the hardest to time, it could be as early as Monday but looks more likely to be later Monday if not Tuesday. Rain associated with this larger low-pressure center could linger into Wednesday.

I’d say 1-2” potential exists with the second system however we have to look at this entire forecast with some flexibility until models start to align on a higher probability forecast. However it is important to issue some kind of outlook since many people will travel over this time frame, just please check back for updated forecasts as it is certain to change.

Nov. 25th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 52/72
Atascadero 35/71
Cambria 52/73
Corbett Canyon 50/78
Cuyama 34/76
Goleta 41/77
Hearst Castle 52/72
Lompoc 41/79
Los Osos 47/73
Morro Bay 55/72
Nipomo 51/77
Oceano 51/77
Orcutt 39/77
Paso Robles 34/73
Pismo Beach 48/72
San Luis Obispo 42/79
San Miguel 32/75
Santa Barbara 49/81
Santa Maria 43/81
Santa Ynez 37/81
Shandon 34/78
Shell Beach 48/72
Solvang 35/80
Templeton 34/72
Vandenberg AFB 49/77

No weather concerns prior to Thanksgiving but then rain returns

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

One more day of really nice daytime highs with the morning offshore flow should produce more temps in the low 80s in the coastal valleys and mid-70s along the beaches.

In the interior valleys, lows will drop to the mid-30s yet the highs recover to the 70s.

You’ll know a weather change has begun when onshore winds return Thanksgiving day. At the coast the temps will come down, but for most it’ll be a very mild Thanksgiving in the 70s. Skies will become partly cloudy with some occasional marine clouds returning at the coast.

Friday looks pleasant but the onshore flow continues.

Saturday night we could see a minor chance of rain, the bulk of the next storminess waits until later Sunday.

Winds will become quite strong from the south over the course of Sunday, and rain (with heavy potential) developing in the late evening with the heaviest rain Monday into Tuesday, rain may even continue into Wednesday.

Generally the rain potential looks to be between 1-3” but some hills could see rain totals exceed 4”.

Stay tuned as this forecast talks about conditions nearly a week away there are certain to be many forecast adjustments.

Nov. 24th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 42/78
Atascadero 33/66
Cambria 41/69
Corbett Canyon 52/75
Cuyama 34/63
Goleta 43/77
Hearst Castle 50/66
Lompoc 37/80
Los Osos 47/74
Morro Bay 55/73
Nipomo 46/76
Orcutt 41/77
Paso Robles 34/67
Pismo Beach 48/77
Pozo 36/67
San Luis Obispo 44/76
San Miguel 32/70
Santa Barbara 50/80
Santa Maria 52/82
Santa Ynez 36/79
Shandon 33/65
Shell Beach 48/77
Solvang 35/78
Templeton 32/65
Vandenberg AFB 50/77

This week quiet but next week looks wet

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Right now a strong ridge of high pressure is setting up and it’ll produce morning offshore winds which will be gusty at times through mid-week.

It will produce clear skies which will mean mild to warm afternoon conditions (especially at the coast) but also cool to cold overnight lows, coldest in the interior valleys where 30s are likely.

Thanksgiving weather looks wonderful locally in the 70s but the winds will shift to more dominantly onshore by the afternoon and cooler weather is already here Friday and Saturday.

Rain could start as early as Saturday night but early next week rain looks likely with heavy potential in San Luis Obispo county and northern SB county as well. There could be a break Tuesday but more rain looks to return the middle of next week. This has potential to be the kind of rain we’ve been waiting on for some time.

November 23rd, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 51-72
Atascadero 44-69
CA Valley 46-68
Cambria 50-69
Corbett Canyon 52-70
Creston 45-63
Cuyama 45-60
Goleta 50-76
Hearst Castle 51-64
Lompoc 54-73
Morro Bay 53-72
Nipomo 47-72
Orcutt 51-71
Paso Robles 45-67
Pismo Beach 54-72
Port San Luis 58-70
San Luis Obispo 53-72
Santa Barbara 55-77
Santa Maria 50-76
Santa Ynez 48-77
Shandon 43-69
Shell Beach 54-72
Solvang 50-76
Templeton 45-66
Vandenberg AFB 51-72

Above normal temperatures on the way for the Central Coast

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Skies will be mostly clear and there will be lots of sunshine for the Central Coast this week. There will be gusty offshore winds through Wednesday. The winds will really pick up Tuesday, diminishing Wednesday. A ridge of a high pressure system is building into the region bringing us a warming trend through mid-week. We will see well above normal temperatures in most areas Monday through Thursday. Cooler weather is expected Friday and Saturday.

November 22nd, 2014 Weather Watcher Report

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 49-74
Bradley 41-71
CA Valley 35-66
Cambria 46-64
Corbett Canyon 51-70
Creston 67-41
Cuyama 38-68
Goleta 47-79
Hearst Castle 50-60 0.08
Lompoc 46-72
Los Osos 46-64
Morro Bay 53-64
Nipomo 47-70
Orcutt 43-69
Paso Robles 42-71
Pismo Beach 51-70
Port San Luis 55-69
San Luis Obispo 47-70
Santa Barbara 53-74
Santa Maria 48-72
Santa Ynez 41-72
Shandon 40-72
Shell Beach 51-70
Solvang 42-72
Templeton 40-69

High and gusty winds for the Central Coast this weekend

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

We will see some lingering clouds Saturday night from the storm system to the North of us. Skies will remain mostly clear through pretty much the whole week. We will see high winds throughout the weekend. They will be especially high and gusty in Santa Barbara County. Those offshore winds will continue through at least mid-week and will bring warmer than normal temperatures for the coastal areas and inland areas. Some cooling is expected last next week.