Weather Forecast

Cooler on the coast


After record heat to begin the week, onshore winds will cut down on the warmth, especially on the coast.

***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT***

The National Weather Service in Monterey has issued a BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT for all area beaches until 8PM Tuesday.

A west northwest swell of 7-8ft with a period of 13-15 seconds is expected with an increased risk of rip currents and large shore break.

Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets and piers. Swimmers caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for shore. Swimmers should always swim near a lifeguard.


Overnight: A few high clouds, otherwise clear with mild temperatures. Expect coastal lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s, low 30s to mid 40s for inland valleys and 50s to low 60s for inland hills.

Wednesday: Light offshore winds in the morning will switch back onshore in the afternoon with the chance of some low clouds/fog near the coast. A few high clouds will also pass through. Coastal temperatures will be cooler but still above normal with highs in the 60s to low 70s. Inland highs will remain in the 70s to low 80s.

Thursday: Scattered high clouds and a few low clouds near the coast. Highs in the 60s-70s.

Extended: Cooler into the weekend as high pressure breaks down. Skies remain partly cloudy Friday and Saturday with highs mainly in the 60s. High pressure builds back in Sunday through Tuesday with temperatures heading back upward.

The outlook for February 17th-February 23nd calls for ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Very Strong El Niño


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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 44ºF  HIGH: 62ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 38ºF  HIGH: 63ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Tuesday at 6:01 p.m.

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Current Conditions

63° F
17° C
Clear
Salinas
  • Feels Like: 63° F 17° C
  • Wind: 7 mph 11 kph at WSW
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Dew point: 45° F 7° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 7:01 AM PST
  • Sunset: 5:40 PM PST
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62° F
17° C
Clear
Monterey
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 4 mph 6 kph at SSE
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Dew point: 44° F 7° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 7:02 AM PST
  • Sunset: 5:41 PM PST
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62° F
17° C
Clear
Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 8 mph 13 kph at SE
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Dew point: 49° F 9° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 7:03 AM PST
  • Sunset: 5:41 PM PST
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Forecast

Tuesday
Clear
81°F
49°F
Clear
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 09, 2016
Wednesday
Clear
74°F
49°F
Clear
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 10, 2016
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
49°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 11, 2016
Friday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
50°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 12, 2016
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
48°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 13, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
48°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 14, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
48°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 10:00 PM PST on February 15, 2016
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 4:00 PM PST on February 16, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:63°
Normal Low:43°
Record High: 81° in 2006
Record Low: 28° in 2001
Sunrise:7:01 am
Sunset:5:40 pm
Moonrise:7:38 am
Moonset:7:18 pm
Today's MoonWaxing crescent