On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

BRANCH MOUNTAIN (BRHC1)

Lat: 35.185233°NLon: 120.084989°WElev: 3770ft.

NA

82°F

28°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed WNW 8 G 16 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 31 Jul 3:35 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

21 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
21 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA
 35.02°N 120.07°W (Elev. 3373 ft)
3:15 pm PDT Jul 31, 2015
4pm PDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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