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Current Conditions

65° F
18° C
Clear
Salinas
  • Feels Like: 65° F 18° C
  • Wind: 12 mph 18 kph at NW
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Dew point: 58° F 14° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:36 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:37 PM PDT
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Forecast

Sunday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 31, 2014
Monday
Partly Cloudy
74°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 01, 2014
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 02, 2014
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 03, 2014
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 04, 2014
Friday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
56°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 05, 2014
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on September 06, 2014

Weather Forecast

A warm and sunny Labor Day weekend



The holiday weekend is off to a great start, weather-wise! Although temperatures were on the hot side today just about everywhere. The morning low clouds were very limited to the immediate coast and lowest elevations of the inland valleys. ...We saw rapid clearing as the sun came up aside from some lingering fog in Monterey Bay in addition to high clouds from former Hurricane Marie, which also spread across some of the Central Coast. With that much sunshine early in the day, temperatures started to rise quickly. Surface high pressure over Oregon resulted in a tighter north-south pressure gradient that significantly weakened our onshore flow. With lighter flow and a shallow, well-mixed marine layer, temperautres soared well above the recent average.Temperatures at the coast were well into the 70s, some even approached 80. Inland temperatures were well into the 90s with several spots topping 100 degrees.



TONIGHT: Expect clear skies through most of the evening before midnight. Temperatures along the coast will fall into the low 60s and upper 50s with light onshore flow and mild water temps. Inland zones will fall into the middle to upper 50s. Low clouds and patchy fog will return once again but likely after midnight with minimal coverage confined to the immediate coast and Salinas Valley.



TOMORROW: Sunshine will prevail once again, even along the coast. The upper-level ridging backs off a little tomorrow, but light onshore flow hangs aournd and the marine layer will remain shallow. Thus, it will still be warm. Coastal zones will stick to the 70s. Inland zones will reach into the upper 80s to 90s.



EXTENDED: An upper ridge will build over the Eastern Pacific and again compress the marine layer and temperatures will stay warm for Monday and Tuesday. The trend is toward cooler from Wednesday into Friday as another trough moves into the Pacific Northwest. Any rain shower activity will stay well north of the Central Coast. Temperatures will continue their up and down trend for the next week.



The Outlook for the Central Coast for September 4th through September 12th, calls for Near or Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Rainfall...which is little or none this time of year.



Updated by Meteorologist Ryan Smithies Saturday at 10:35 p.m.

Weather Slideshows

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    Hurricane Arthur landfall

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    Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina late on July 3, but it did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. By Friday morning, it had weakened to a Category 1 and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday.

 
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Weather Almanac

Normal High:73°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 87° in 1943
Record Low: 43° in 1941
Sunrise:6:36 am
Sunset:7:37 pm
Moonrise:11:20 am
Moonset:10:24 pm
Today's MoonWaxing crescent