March 17, 2012 1:37 AM
The rain that began this evening is expected to intensify overnight with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s and 40s with south winds around 15 mph. Saturday, the rain continues for most of the day with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs... more »
March 15, 2012 9:29 PM
Tonight, you can expect mostly cloudy skies with lows in the 40s and a slight chance of rain. We'll also see northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph in the evening.
Friday, those mostly cloudy conditions will continue with a slight chance of rain. Expect highs from the mid... more »
March 13, 2012 12:08 AM
A series of low pressure troughs will move across the region and cool temperatures to below normal through the week and into the weekend. A chance of showers will begin in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Tuesday and persist into the Thursday with possible rain and mountain snow... more »
January 23, 2012 10:08 PM
The much needed rain storm has come and gone. It was a short stay for the first rainfall of the new year, but it was just enough for Central Coast residents.
According to Santa Maria city officials, there were no problems on the roads. The California Highway Patrol said... more »
January 23, 2012 9:22 PM
After some much-needed rain, it appears to be a dry week ahead. Clouds will stick around tonight, then clear out. Lows will be in the 40s to lower 50s with northeast to north winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Tomorrow, you can expect sunny skies. A high... more »
June 3, 2011 9:38 PM
Local farmers are getting ready for what could be a wet weekend. Many are harvesting their crops as quickly as possible to preserve what they can. Strawberry and vegetable farmers say they have been trying to harvest as much as they can before the wet weather hits. The June gloom... more »
February 16, 2011 10:09 PM
Guadalupe residents who were evacuated from their homes right before the holidays are still getting their lives back together, and now they're preparing for this upcoming rain.
Heavy rains flooded people out of their homes on Pioneer Street in December. Some have put out sandbags to prepare for more... more »
December 23, 2010 2:28 AM
City leaders in Arroyo Grande have officially declared a state of emergency after days of heavy rainfall. It comes just after the governor declared an emergency in San Luis Obispo county last night. The heavy runoff has turned fields into drainage basins.
They're not playing ball at the Soto... more »
December 20, 2010 9:56 PM
Families in Guadalupe are waiting to find out when they can return home and begin cleaning up after last night's flooding on the 800 block of Pioneer Street. City leaders say it's highly unlikely affected families will be spending Christmas at home.
Pastor Raymond Leon returned to his flooded... more »
December 17, 2010 10:25 PM
Just after 4 a.m., winds reaching speeds of up to 25 miles per hour toppled this canopy at a 76 gas station in Orcutt on the corner of Clark Avenue and Bradley Road.
"If it had been a half hour later, somebody could have been injured and mamed. There... more »
October 6, 2010 9:31 PM
The wet weather on the Central Coast has already left a path of damage in its wake. A local church is cleaning up extensive water damage from last night's rains, and drivers are getting an early taste normal winter weather.
The rain did damage both inside and out. It... more »
October 6, 2010 5:24 PM
The rain surprised some folks on the Central Coast, doing damage both inside and out. The CHP reported a few minor accidents on the highway this morning. They say keep a four second following distance and watch your speeds. The early rains bring out the oils in the road and... more »
July 12, 2010 11:13 PM
A police officer is recovering tonight after he crashed his patrol car into a tree while trying to help catch a burglary suspect in Santa Maria. It happened on north Broadway just before 4:30 Sunday morning.
"It's clear that he shouldn't have survived and he did," said Santa Maria... more »
March 1, 2010 9:27 PM
Despite all the rain we've seen in recent weeks, California's drought situation is far from over. Farmers in Santa Maria depend heavily on groundwater to nourish their crops. They say they desperately needed the rain, but it's also created its share of problems.
For farmers like George Chavez of... more »
March 1, 2010 8:35 PM
Recent rain has given local reservoirs a boost. In San Luis Obispo County, Lake Nacimiento is at 54% capacity. Whale Rock Reservoir near Cayucos came up two feet since last week, and now stands at almost 55% full. Santa Margarita Lake is above it's designed capacity, at 103%. Lopez Lake... more »
March 1, 2010 2:01 PM
Agriculture experts say its unclear whether all this rain has actually quenched the drought, but some farmers say they've only seen a positive impact from the rain. Strawberry growers say their major harvest is in April and May. They expect all the rain we've will bring better crops. Too much... more »
February 26, 2010 2:03 PM
The city of Santa Maria is giving residents a chance to save money on a rainy day. As part of its water conservation program, the city is selling 55-gallon barrels for $50 each to collect rain water. The city says rain barrels can cut household water bills by up to... more »
February 17, 2010 8:52 PM
The city of Santa Maria is giving residents a chance to save money on a rainy day. As part of its water conservation program, the city is selling 55-gallon barrels for 50 dollars each to collect rain water.
The city says rain barrels can cut household water bills by... more »
February 4, 2010 2:22 PM
The outlook for Thursday night into Saturday afternoon has not changed much, but the thinking for what might happen next week has.
Most of Thursday will feature partly cloudy skies with south winds increasing during the afternoon to about 15mph. However as night falls the winds will continue to increase... more »
January 22, 2010 9:45 PM
All the rain this week has formed a lake at a local park in Santa Maria.
It's kind of supposed to be that way. Jim May Park acts as a basin to collect the rain, but this is pretty dramatic. The ducks have even set up camp there temporarily.... more »
January 20, 2010 10:22 PM
Lunch was cut short today for students at Alvin Elementary School in Santa Maria. School administrators kept kids off the playgroun and indoors. They say it's a safety issue.
"When they're finished eating they can sit up on the stage and watch a movie. They can stay at their... more »
January 20, 2010 10:14 PM
Our heavy rains, combined with fierce winds made for dangerous driving along the Central Coast.
The rain impacts visibility on the roadways and creates the potential for hydroplaning as the water gathers on the freeway. The California Highway Patrol says staying safe is as simple as slowing down.
... more »
January 20, 2010 12:51 PM
KSBY News is riding along with the California Highway Patrol this morning to check out road conditions and find out how drivers are handling the intense downpour. CHP officers remind drivers to slow down, keep a safe distance behind other cars, and stay alert. We'll have a full report, including... more »
January 19, 2010 9:10 PM
Crews were out in force today removing trees and debris caused by the storms. From neighborhoods to county parks, the storms have wreaked some havoc.
The storms have knocked down trees both large and small, keeping crews busy. One tree in particular was attracting a lot of attention.
... more »
January 19, 2010 8:22 PM
The wet weather is taking a toll on the homeless population. In Santa Barbara county, more than 6,000 people are homeless and need somewhere to go to get out of the rain. In San Luis Obispo county, as many as 4,000 people are homeless. When weather like this strikes, shelters... more »
January 19, 2010 5:49 PM
Crews were removing fallen trees throughout the Central Coast today, victims of the storm. Several people turned out to Waller Park in Santa Maria today to catch a glimpse of the large Monterey Pine. The tree had a five foot wide base and was approximately 150 feet tall. If you're... more »
January 19, 2010 2:37 PM
Local homeless shelters are pushed to their capacity as hundreds of people come in from the rain. Several shelters are in need of donations and volunteers to help out with added demand.
Be sure to check back with KSBY.com and watch KSBY News to learn what you can do... more »
January 18, 2010 9:30 PM
The strong storms expected to continue this week have some concerned about the Santa Maria levee bursting its banks.
The Army Corps of Engineers declared the levee at risk of failure back in 2006. A 40-million dollar stimulus project is underway to strengthen nearly seven miles of levee. The... more »
January 18, 2010 1:25 PM
The heavy rains expected throughout the week have some concerned about the possibility of flooding at a local levee. Some are worried whether the Santa Maria levee is structurally sound enough to handle the strong storms.
A forty million dollar effort to improve the levee started a couple weeks... more »
January 18, 2010 11:54 AM
According to the National Weather Service, a high wind warning is in effect for San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County, including San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon, Santa Maria, Lompoc and Vandenberg.
The warning stays in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday. South winds... more »
January 16, 2010 4:53 PM
The El Camino Homeless Organization is Atascadero is expanding their services in anticipation of the storm forecast for this coming week.
A spokesperson there says they will provide an overnight warming station for anyone who needs to get out of the rain starting tomorrow evening. Although the shelter is... more »
January 15, 2010 9:02 PM
Due to the forecasted weather for next week, San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department has set up several sand bag stations at the following locations.
2000 Rodeo Grounds, Cambria Nipomo CSD on Dana Street, Nipomo Los Osos Water Yard at 8th and El Morro, Los Osos Yerba Buena... more »
January 15, 2010 8:55 PM
The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is warning the public avoid ocean water during and for at least three days following a significant rainstorm event.
This comes as major storms are predicted for next week.
According to officials, rainstorm runoff is known to transport high levels of disease... more »
December 18, 2009 2:36 AM
We could see some rain return here to the Central Coast Monday Night into Tuesday. It is a somewhat tough call since offshore winds are currently in control and those winds typically dry out the airmass. However the latest computer model runs show some showers (under .30") associated with the... more »
December 12, 2009 9:54 PM
The wet weather didn't stop people in Orcutt from getting into the holiday spirit. Organizers at the 48th annual Old Town Christmas Parade say a light but enthusiastic crowd showed up to Saturday's event. "I'm on the road all the time so this is the first time i get to... more »
December 11, 2009 9:23 PM
Weather like this can wreak havoc. It delays drivers, transforms soccer fields into ponds and causes unexpected problems for homeowners.
"The first few storms of the season are really where we really get the majority of the leak calls," said Ryan Mclean.
He works for Mclean roofing in... more »
December 8, 2009 10:28 AM
Frosty start this morning after yesterday's rain maker.
Most of the area received between a half inch to an inch and a half from the storm. Upper elevations got snow and last night the I-5 had to be shut down over the Grapevine because of poor visibility, snow and wind.... more »
December 4, 2009 1:28 PM
The morning computer models are not only confirming the rain likely for next week but are also more optimistic about significant rain. Monday's rain could be from .25-1.00" with Wed-Friday rainfall not only very likely but also potentially very heavy with 1-4" possible near the coast with west and south... more »
December 3, 2009 11:44 AM
No, this isn't a story about personalities or one's emotional state. This is about hair. We've all heard the term "bad hair day" and most of the time, those hair complaints stem from the amount of humidity in the air.
Truth be told, if you're blond, your hair is... more »
December 2, 2009 11:39 AM
Rain systems are possible Monday, Thursday and Saturday. These are more than the splash and dash variety of the last several events. The primary element for a more active forecast would be a highly amplified jet stream pattern early in the week transforming to a more active sub-tropical jet flow... more »