SLO County weather forecast for the week of April 15

San Luis Obispo - The TribuneApril 14, 2013 

Here is this week’s weather forecast by PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

Today’s weather report

The Pacific Jet Stream will push a fast-moving and relatively dry spring cold front southward through San Luis Obispo County this morning. Winds will be the focus of this system.

High pressure will build in behind this cold front and produce a steep pressure gradient along the California coastline, which will give rise to moderate-to-fresh gale-force (32- to 46-mph) northwesterly winds this afternoon through Tuesday along the coastline. Wind gusts of 50 mph may develop along some of the more exposed beaches.

Temperatures will remain below seasonal norms through Tuesday.

High pressure will rebuild over the Central Coast on Wednesday, leading to night and morning northeasterly (Santa Lucia) winds and clear and dry weather Wednesday through Friday. Temperatures will continue to warm through the week. Daytime highs will plateau heading into the weekend, with fair and dry conditions persisting into next week.

Surf report

This morning’s 7- to 9-foot northwesterly (310-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 11-second period) will increase to 9 to 11 feet this afternoon and remain at this height and period through Tuesday.

This northwesterly (310-degree deep-water) sea and swell will decrease to 6 to 8 feet (with a 7- to 11-second period) Wednesday.

A 3- to 5-foot (310-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 11-second period) is forecast along our coastline for Thursday through Sunday.

A 1- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (185-degree deep-water) swell (with a 22-second period) will arrive along our coastline today, increasing to 2 to 3 feet (with an 18- to 20-second period) Tuesday. This swell will remain at this height but with a shorter interval through Wednesday.

Seawater temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 49 and 52 degrees through Sunday.

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