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High surf continues Monday

Posted at 7:01 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 01:35:49-05

It was a mild and sunny day for much of the Central Coast Sunday, with temperatures a few degrees cooler than Saturday for several areas.

Offshore winds continue to keep skies partly cloudy to mostly clear by preventing any stratus development.

A Wind Advisory has now been issued for San Luis Obispo County from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday.

Areas of north to northeast winds are expected to increase to 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 40 mph.
Impacts include gusty winds that could blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Temperatures Monday are expected to be slightly cooler before rising 5-10 degrees above seasonal norms by Wednesday.

Hazardous seas are continuing through Monday night.

Large swells and gusty winds are generating a Small Craft Advisory.

These large swells are also resulting in high surf and dangerous rip currents on all west and northwest facing beaches.

Dangerous surf between 16 and 22 feet, with local sets to 25 feet, is anticipated through Monday afternoon.

After the peak, surf will drop to advisory level late Monday and into Tuesday before increasing again as another large swell moves in by late Tuesday.

A high pressure ridge will be building over the Central Coast the next few days, bringing concerns of record breaking temperatures and dry weather.

Stay safe out there!