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Jul 23, 2014 12:59 AM by Dave Hovde

Winds mark transition to warm forecast

We have not seen a lot of wind on or off the Central Coast for some time, it is one of the reasons the water temperatures are up since cooler water from the deep is not regularly getting circulated near the top (called upweilling).

Winds will be out of the NW at 15-30mph in the afternoon hours and a stronger and very warm Sundowner is possible Wednesday evening with winds near 35mph.

Coastal temps in west SLO and SB counties at the beaches may be down a bit tomorrow due to the wind but the inland areas look to get warmer as high pressure ridge backs in.

Southcoast temps may soar into the 90s with the Sundowner mitigating any marine cooling and also allowing some compressional heating, so it'll be interesting to monitor developments in SB county tomorrow.

Thursday actually looks a hair warmer for the interior. 100-105 degree temps for interior of SLO county. 80s for much of the coastal valleys, another day of 90+ for the Southcoast with generally 70s for west-facing beaches in SLO and SB counties.

The mid-range outlook doesn't look to change a lot after that. The marine layer will be squished down with a low but strong inversion which may cause some clouds at immeadiate beaches but wouldn't get far inland. With that possible exception expect warm and generally clear conditions into next week (and also very dry).

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