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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.

Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Santa Maria, Santa Maria Public Airport (KSMX)

Lat: 34.89944°NLon: 120.44861°WElev: 256ft.

Partly Cloudy

70°F

21°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed W 9 MPH
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.6 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Aug 9:51 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

8 Miles NE Nipomo CA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 53 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest  in the evening.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 53 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 53 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 52 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Monday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Thursday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
8 Miles NE Nipomo CA
 35.11°N 120.4°W (Elev. 873 ft)
9:28 am PDT Aug 30, 2015
11am PDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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