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Friday showers are possible

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Still some locally windy conditions as standard spring-like weather embraces the Central Coast however the winds are not as strong as Tuesday and sunny skies and breezy conditions with mild temps are expected again Thursday.

Another low pressure system will move through the area Friday with a chance of light showers, gusty winds developing on Saturday.

Temperatures will be much below normal. High pressure returns to the region Sunday through Tuesday with much warmer temperatures soaring to well above normal by Tuesday.

April 22nd, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 43-65
Atascadero 45-68
Cambria 46-55
Cuyama 46-65
Goleta 51-67
Hearst Castle 45-69
Lompoc 43-66
Los Osos 48-57
Morro Bay 51-57
Orcutt 45-68
Paso Robles 45-72
Pismo Beach 49-68
San Luis Obispo 50-65
San Miguel 46-70
Santa Barbara 54-71
Santa Maria 48-71
Santa Ynez 46-72
Shell Beach 49-68
Solvang 39-69
Templeton 45-69
Vandenberg AFB 46-62

Winds pick up thru evening with advisories in place

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

A weather system passing through northern and Central California this morning will generate gusty west to northwest winds across the region into early Wednesday. The strongest winds will be along the Central Coast in SLO county and southern Santa Barbara county.

A wind advisory remains in effect until 9 pm this evening.

Northwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph later this morning and continue through early evening. The strongest winds will occur at the beaches.

Gusty winds will make driving difficult especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.

When driving use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds.

Today’s air quality forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Tuesday, Apr 22: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Wednesday, Apr 23: 33 AQI Good Ozone
Thursday, Apr 24: 35 AQI Good Ozone
Friday, Apr 25: 32 AQI Good Ozone
Saturday, Apr 26: 33 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

Gale warning for marine winds today and plenty of wind in forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Today: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt by noon. Wind becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt late in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 13 seconds building to 8 to 11 ft dominant period 13 seconds in the afternoon.

Tonight: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the evening becoming N 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 13 seconds.

Wednesday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 12 seconds.

Wednesday Night: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 12 seconds subsiding to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 12 seconds after midnight.

Thursday: N winds 5 to 15 kt becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 12 seconds building to 7 to 10 ft dominant period 12 seconds in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 8 to 9 ft dominant period 11 seconds.

Friday: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft. Chance of showers.

Saturday: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.

A windy forecast with a rain chance Friday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Pressure changes in the wake of a front that moved through the Central Coast Tuesday morning will produce strong winds thru this evening and a coastal wind advisory is in place until 9pm for winds which could be as strong as 40mph.

Skies should be generally clear but the winds will also produce cooler daytime highs: just 50s and low 60s at beaches to the lower 70s inland.

Winds will quickly change direction from the NW to NE for Wednesday and Thursday for some mild (but slightly gusty) weather until Friday morning when a cold front pushes through the Central Coast for increasing clouds and possible rain showers Friday morning (amounts would be very light, likely under .10″).

Winds will pick up again after Friday’s front for more gusty weather thru the weekend. It is spring and windy conditions are common, this forecast certainly fits that.

April 21st, 2014 weather watcher report

By Victoria Johnson

Arroyo Grande 48-75
Atascadero 47-81
CA Valley 42-84
Cambria 46-73
Corbett Canyon 54-73
Cuyama 45-84
Goleta 50-65
Grover Beach 50-75
Guadalupe 47-62
Lompoc 45-70
Los Osos 45-64
Morro Bay 51-61
Oceano 48-75
Orcutt 45-80
Paso Robles 45-84
Pismo Beach 48-62
San Luis Obispo 49-76
Santa Barbara 55-69
Santa Margarita 43-82
Santa Maria 48-78
Santa Ynez 43-82
Shandon 44-83
Solvang 44-84
Templeton 45-80
Vandenberg AFB 56-71

Wind advisory

By Victoria Johnson

A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday for the Central Coast and 2 p.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday for the Santa Barbara County Mountains and the South Coast. Northwest winds between 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, can be expected due to a cold front moving through the region. This will make for difficult driving conditions.

Marine hazards

By Victoria Johnson

The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory for 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday. The NWS has also issued a gale warning from 9 am Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday for the outer waters and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday for the near shore waters. Seas up to 13 feet can be expected. Northwest winds will increase to 20-30 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots, through Tuesday evening.

Cool down coming

By Victoria Johnson

A weak system is approaching this afternoon, bringing the marine layer up to Lompoc. High clouds will move into the region and the marine layer will deepen by tonight. A cooling trend and low clouds is expected for Tuesday. Temperatures could be up to 10 degrees cooler on Tuesday compared to Monday. Winds may reach advisory levels across the Central Coast Tuesday afternoon and evening. Then a shift to warmer weather on Wednesday and Thursday before a low pressure system brings a cool down, increase in cloud coverage and a 30 percent chance of showers Friday and a 20 percent chance of showers Saturday morning.