Joan, a giant Pacific octopus that was found in a fisherman’s crab trap and donated to the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach, California, will be released back into the wild, writes Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey.
San Luis Obispo received a nice soaking of rain in the first week of October, but it’s not a sign of things to come, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes. Instead, the Central Coast should expect an Indian summer.
It’s been over six months since San Luis Obispo County, California, has seen a significant amount of rain. With a storm approaching, oil that has accumulated over the summer will create slick roads and mud.
The arrival of the fall season in San Luis Obispo County means shorter days, a drier “crisp” feeling in the air and warmer temperatures along the coastal areas, writes Tribune Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey.
Hurricane Florence is producing large amounts of rainfall in the Carolinas and creating days of flooding. PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey says a storm like Florence is possible on the Central Coast of California.
As of this week, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 33 percent probability of above average precipitation during the months of September, October and November in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Schools of stripped mullet, a small bluish-gray/olive-green fish that can acclimate to different levels of salinity, are schooling in San Luis Obispo Creek before migrating offshore to their spawning ground in the Pacific Ocean.
Several species of woodrat call the Central Coast their home. The most common and is the dusty-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes macrotis), which can easily be found across San Luis Obispo County trails.
NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh-Smoke air quality modeling system is handy for tracking smoke from California’s numerous wildfires burning around the state, writes Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey.
Record-breaking high seawater temperatures in August off the California coast are a major indicator of climate change and could mean typhoons hitting the state’s coastal cities, columnist John Lindsey writes.
Waverider buoys set up in oceans across the world give forecasting data that helps provide more accurate forecasts for wave heights up and down the California coast, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes.
An extreme temperature gradient in San Luis Obispo County last week produced a 53-degree difference just a few miles apart. Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey explains why that’s becoming the new normal thanks to climate change.
A “dome of heat” that is currently positioned over Texas is expected to expand to include California’s Central Valley and inland valleys along the Central Coast, including San Luis Obispo County. Weather columnist John Lindsey explains what is causing it.
Startled by the number of dead trees he encountered on a recent trip to the Sierra Nevada, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey explains why bark beetles, combined with climate change, are so destructive to the forest.
Sunday, July 1, 2018, marks the beginning of another rainfall year season in San Luis Obispo County, California. Although a dry summer is expected on the Central Coast, there's hope for El Nino rain in fall and winter, writes John Lindsey.
The Climate Prediction Center last week released the latest outlook for El Niño this winter, predicting neutral conditions. Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes that doesn't necessarily mean a wet rainy season isn't in store for San Luis Obispo County.
This spring's windier-than-normal conditions has created upwelling along San Luis Obispo County's shores, creating perfect conditions for California's giant kelp, which can grow up to 1 to 2 feet per day, writes Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey.
Tropical Storm Maliksi, currently off the southeastern coast of Japan, is expected to become an extratropical cyclone as it travels northeastward. The waves it generates could arrive in San Luis Obispo County next weekend, writes meteorologist John Lindsey.
Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.