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Your Weekly Weather Report

Your Weekly Weather Report

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Clear skies are seen along the coastline.

Last week saw mostly overcast skies along the coastline, night and morning mist and fog and mild temperatures. This first part of this week will see gusty Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds during the morning and mostly clear skies and warmer temperatures.

A trough of low pressure along the Central California coastline will continue to produce gentle to moderate (8 to 18 mph) southeasterly (onshore) winds, a deep marine layer and areas of night and morning mist and drizzle, especially along the southerly facing beaches (Shell Beach, Avila Beach

and Cayucos) and mild temperatures throughout the Central Coast through Sunday.

Note: In Northern California, a significant north to northeasterly (offshore) wind event is forecast on Sunday into Tuesday and a strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California primarily on Monday.

Along the Central Coast, moderate to fresh (13 to 24 mph) and at times gusty Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds are forecast on Monday morning, followed by fresh to strong (19 to 31 mph) northwesterly winds on Monday afternoon. These winds will decrease on Tuesday. Overall, these winds will produce clear skies and warmer temperatures on Monday through Tuesday.

Persistent northwesterly winds will develop on Wednesday and will continue through Friday. These winds coming from the Pacific will allow the marine layer to redevelop along the coastline with night and morning mist and fog. Away from the coastline, temperatures will gradually warm.

Little change is expected heading into early November, with seasonable to slightly above average temperatures generally expected for all areas. The long-range models continue to show no precipitation through at least the end of the month and for the first few days of November.

Santa Maria Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

47/72 44/75 46/71 47/72 49/71 51/75 50/74

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

40/75 36/80 38/83 40/82 41/84 44/85 44/82

Lompoc Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

47/70 42/73 47/70 47/73 49/73 51/74 49/73

Seawater Temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 58 and 62 degrees through Monday, decreasing 57 to 60 degrees on Tuesday through Friday.

Surf Report

A 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) is forecast along our coastline on Sunday. A 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 15-second period) is forecast along our coastline on Monday through Tuesday, decreasing to 3 to 5 feet on Wednesday through Friday.

This Week’s PG&E Safety Tip

Monday and Tuesday northeasterly winds will increase the threat of wildfires. Please visit for wildfire safety resources.

John Lindsey is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @PGE_John.


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