SLO County weather forecast for the week of Feb. 17

Special to The TribuneFebruary 16, 2014 

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

Weather report

A 1,025-millibar Eastern Pacific high about 450 miles to the northwest of San Luis Obispo will keep the storm track north of the Central Coast through this week. 

A few areas of coastal low clouds and fog may develop along the beaches and coastal valleys this morning and tonight and possibly into Tuesday morning. Otherwise, mostly clear and dry conditions will continue through next Monday. Maximum temperatures will range from the high 60s to the low 70s in most of San Luis Obispo County. Overnight minimums will stay above freezing.

Moderate to fresh (13- to 24-mph) and at times gusty night and morning Santa Lucia (offshore) winds will produce lower relative humidity levels Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Fresh to strong (19- to 31-mph) northwesterly (onshore) winds during the afternoon hours will keep temperatures from getting too warm.

The longer-range charts and models are indicating a change in the weather pattern, with the possibility of rain by the first part of March.

Today’s surf report

This morning’s 8- to 10-foot northwesterly
(305-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 13-second period) will remain at this height and period through Thursday, decreasing to 6 to 8 feet (with a 7- to 13-second
period) on Friday.

A 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 11- to 20-second period) will arrive along our coastline Saturday into Sunday. 

Seawater temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 53 and 55 degrees through Sunday.

John Lindsey’s Weekly Forecast is special to The Tribune. Contact him at pgeweather@pge.com.

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