Your Weekly Weather Report

Sunday morning’s Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds will produce mostly clear to party cloudy skies throughout the day on Sunday. Temperatures will be mild with overnight lows in the 50s and daytime highs in the 60s.

An upper-level trough will move over the areas later Monday into Tuesday morning with moderate to fresh (13 to 24 mph) southerly winds and rain. Total rainfall amounts are expected to range between 0.25 and 0.50 of an inch of rain. Snow levels with this system will range from 5,500 and 6,000 feet.

Partly cloudy weather with a few scatted rain showers is forecast on Wednesday.

A cold front is forecast to move across the Central Coast on Thursday into Friday with strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) southerly winds, moderate to heavy rain and low snow levels. Total rainfall amounts with this system could range between 1.5 and 3.0 inches of rain. Current longer-range models indicate that snow levels could drop to the 3,500 and 4,500 foot range with below normal temperatures as a deep trough of low-pressure resides over the West Coast.

Santa Maria Temperatures

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

52/69 52/67 50/64 47/62 47/60 42/61 41/62

Lompoc Temperatures

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

51/69 51/68 49/64 46/62 46/60 41/60 39/61

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

50/69 51/69 52/64 45/60 45/58 40/58 38/60

Surf Report

Sunday’s 3- to 5-foot west-northwesterly (280-degree, deep-water) swell, with an 8- to 14-second period, will continue at this height into Monday morning. A 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) swell, with an 8- to 16-second period, is forecast along our coastline on Monday afternoon, increasing to 6 to 8 feet, with an 8- to 15-second period, on Tuesday into Wednesday. Combined with Monday and Tuesday's northwesterly swell will be 2- to 4-foot southerly (180-degree, shallow-water) seas.

A 10- to 12-foot westerly (275-degree, deep-water) sea and swell, with a 5- to 14-period, is forecast along our coastline on Thursday, increasing to 11 to 13 feet, with a 7- to 14-second period, on Friday and Saturday.

Seawater temps

Seawater temperatures will range between 53 and 55 degrees through Friday.

This Week’s PG&E Safety Tip

At PG&E, the safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Never go near a power line that has fallen to the ground or is dangling in the air. Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Immediately call 911 to alert the police and fire departments.

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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