9 hours 55 minutes ago
Another weak storm system is on the way to the Central Coast tonight. The track of the low is not ideal to produce much rain, most totals will be less than .25" with the possible exception of the SLO northcoast. While showers have begun much of Wednesday's rain will actually fall later on this evening. We are not done quite yet with rain chances this week, a still weaker front is on the way for late Thursday night into Friday morning but the front decays as it gets to the Central Coast, rainfall with this system will either be very light in the hundredths of an inch if it is capable of producing rain at all. Temperatures remain below seasonal normals through Friday. For the extended the models are in very good agreement that we'll see dry weather Saturday thru Christmas with temps rebounding into the 70s (and 80s are possible in some locations).
9 hours 46 minutes ago
Here are the cumulative rainfall totals for the rain thus far this week. San Luis Obispo County Coast Morro Bay 0.64 Cambria 0.87 Nipomo 0.39 SLO - Cal Poly 1.33 San Luis Obispo 0.81 San Luis Harbor 0.37 Oceano 0.48 Pismo Beach 0.58 Point Piedras Blancas 0.15 San Luis... Read Story ›
9 hours 55 minutes ago
Another weak storm system is on the way to the Central Coast tonight. The track of the low is not ideal to produce much rain, most totals will be less than .25" with the possible exception of the SLO northcoast. While showers have begun much of Wednesday's rain will... Read Story ›
Dec 16, 2014 6:06 PM
Cold air funnels are similar to, but not, tornadoes. These funnels typically form when you get very cold air over our heads and are associated with upper air lows or in jet stream troughs. This is the situation we've had in the area today and also had last night... Read Story ›
Dec 16, 2014 3:14 PM
San Luis Obispo County Coast SLO - Cal Poly 0.96 Cambria 0.87 San Luis Obispo 0.52 Morro Bay 0.41 San Luis Harbor 0.20 Point Piedras Blancas 0.12 Nipomo 0.11 Pismo Beach 0.09 Oceano 0.04 San Luis Obispo County Central Rocky Butte 1.49 Upper Toro Creek Road 0.63 Las Tablas... Read Story ›
Dec 16, 2014 2:53 PM
The next storm will increase rain across the Central Coast this evening with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. I expect rainfall totals will range from .25" to .75" inches with some localized amounts exceeding 1" It is not just the amount of rain, but the rate... Read Story ›
Dec 16, 2014 12:08 AM
These weather reports are from 4pm yesterday to 4pm today and do not include a majority of today's rainfall. A cumulative rainfall report will be posted separately later. Arroyo Grande 45/62 .08" Atascadero 39/58 .40" CA Valley 43/62 NA Cambria 45/58 .50" Corbett Canyon 50/60 .17" Cuyama 39/61 Goleta... Read Story ›
Dec 15, 2014 2:59 PM
An upper level trough digs out into the West with several areas of low pressure pushing over northern California between now and Wednesday. The first is already here and rain will continue into the early overnight, locally heavy at times with the .50-1" potential (some locations could see as... Read Story ›
Dec 14, 2014 10:42 PM
Arroyo Grande 43-68 Bradley 41-57 CA Valley 32-59 .01″ Cambria 45-58 Corbett Canyon 44-62 .01″ Creston 37-57 Cuyama 35-53 Goleta 44-64 Hearst Castle 44-54 Lompoc 39-63 Morro Bay 48-63 Nipomo 43-63 Orcutt 37-62 Paso Robles 38-58 Pismo Beach 43-62 Port San Luis 50-61 Pozo 36-59 San Luis Obispo 40-61 Santa... Read Story ›
Dec 14, 2014 10:09 PM
A cold front will bring rain to the Central Coast late Monday afternoon into early Tuesday. Showers will follow for Tuesday day. Another system will bring moderate steady rain to the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. Thursday will be dry before unsettled weather arrives with additional shower activity Friday and... Read Story ›
Dec 13, 2014 10:28 PM
Arroyo Grande 43-66 .05″ Bradley 41-54 .01″ CA Valley 33-54 .08″ Cambria 42-60 .01″ Corbett Canyon 42-63 .04″ Creston 38-54 .01″ Cuyama 37-52 Goleta 46-68 .01″ Hearst Castle 44-68 .03″ Lompoc 41-64 .04″ Morro Bay 46-64 Nipomo 45-62 Orcutt 39-61 .02″ Paso Robles 41-56 Pismo Beach 43-64 .04″ Port San... Read Story ›
Dec 13, 2014 8:08 PM
Fair weather will continue through the weekend as a ridge of high pressure moves in. Some areas will see some dense fog during the overnight into morning hours. A cold front will bring rain to the Central Coast Monday morning through Monday night. Showers will linger into Tuesday and Wednesday.... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 10:04 PM
Arroyo Grande 52-65 2.07" Atascadero 47-54 2.05" Bradley 49-55 2.13" CA Valley 37-50 2.00" Wind gusts up to 76 mph Cambria 51-56 3.15" Corbett Canyon 55-62 Cuyama 45-56 2.48" Wind gusts up to 56 mph Goleta 55-64 2.17" Wind gusts up to 33 mph Hearst Castle 56-56 2.50" Lompoc 54-64... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 8:23 PM
Scattered showers will continue through this evening for the Central Coast. We are still seeing a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms as well. Quiet and cooler weather is expected for the weekend as high pressure moves into our area. But it is short lived. A series of weaker storms will... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 3:05 PM
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Dec 12, 2014 12:40 PM
Good morning! As the bulk of the pineapple express energy slides to the east of us, crews are cleaning up the damage left by the strongest storm system to hit the state in at least five years. We saw widespread, significant rainfall-some of that coming so quickly that roads... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 8:52 AM
Rain totals continue to add up across much of the Central Coast since the storm arrived Thursday. Here are some of the rainfall totals as of 5:45 Friday morning: Paso Robles: 1.60 Templeton: 1.85 Atascadero: 1.77 Santa Margarita: 1.93 Cambria: 2.56 Morro Bay:... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 6:41 AM
A strong frontal system continues to bring in significant rainfall and windy conditions to much of the area Friday. The most rain we will get with this storm already came in overnight Thursday. Isolated thunderstorms and high elevation snow is possible with this system. Rainfall totals through Friday are expected... Read Story ›
Dec 12, 2014 6:18 AM
San Luis Obispo County flood advisories expired at 3:00 a.m. this morning. Rainfall is much lighter and the urban and small stream flood advisory will be allowed to expire.
Dec 12, 2014 6:09 AM
A wind advisory is in effect for Santa Ynez and Solvang until 6:00 a.m. this morning.
Dec 12, 2014 5:17 AM
We have raw video of a road closure in Santa Maria, Blosser Road at Hidden Pines
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