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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.

Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

BRANCH MOUNTAIN (BRHC1)

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

NA

55°F

13°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed ESE 10 G 17 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 05 Sep 6:35 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

21 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 51 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
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Point Forecast:
21 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA
 35.02°N 120.07°W (Elev. 3373 ft)
6:00 am PDT Sep 5, 2015
7am PDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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