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Your Weekly Weather Report

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John Lindsey took this photo of overcast skies along the coastline.

Last week gusty Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds produced record-breaking high temperatures throughout the Central Coast and mostly clear skies, except for variable amounts of smoke. This week persistent northwesterly (onshore) winds will create near seasonal temperatures and marine low clouds with areas of night and morning mist and fog in the coastal regions.

The ridge of high pressure over California responsible for the gusty Santa Lucia winds and record- breaking temperatures will gradually weaken over the next 72-hours.

The winds will shift out of the northwest along the coastline on Sunday and will remain onshore through this week. This condition will allow the marine layer to return along the immediate coastline and will create mist and fog during the night and morning and cooler temperatures. The marine layer is expected to deepen and move farther inland on Tuesday into Friday. Over this period, high temperatures will slowly cool to the high-80s in the inland valleys (Santa Ynez), 70s in the coastal valleys (Santa Maria and Lompoc) and 60s along the beaches.

A few of the ensemble packages are advertising a chance of some rain showers developing toward the end of October into early November around the Halloween time frame. Remember, these are long-range models and will undoubtedly change, but we can certainly hope.

Santa Maria Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

53/76 51/78 54/79 55/79 57/77 56/74 55/72

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

51/90 50/87 52/89 52/87 52/83 51/80 50/79

Lompoc Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

55/71 53/74 55/77 54/76 53/74 57/72 57/70

Seawater Temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 56 and 59 degrees through Monday, increasing 57 to 61 degrees Tuesday through Friday.

Surf Report

Sunday's 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) will increase to 4 to 6 feet with the same period on Monday afternoon and will remain at this level through Saturday. Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere: A 1- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (185-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 18- to 20-second period) will arrive along our coastline on Tuesday into Wednesday.

This Week’s PG&E Safety Tip

Areas of dense morning fog could develop in the coastal regions. If you are driving in foggy conditions keep your lights on low beam. High beams will reflect off the fog, creating a “white wall” effect and reduce your speed. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you might actually be speeding.

John Lindsey is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com or follow him on Twitter @PGE_John.

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The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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