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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

74°F

23°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed SW 1 G 6 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 31 Jul 7:35 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

22 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
22 Miles ENE Santa Maria CA
 35.06°N 120.08°W (Elev. 2431 ft)
6:11 am PDT Jul 31, 2015
8am PDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm PDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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