Unsettled Week for the West; Fire Weather Concerns for Plains

An unsettled week is likely for the Western U.S. as a big storm system off the West Coast shifts into the Southwest and Four Corners region. Expect cooler temperatures, locally heavy rain showers for California coastal areas and widespread heavy mountain snow with lowering snow levels. Meanwhile, several days of critical fire weather concerns are expected for the southern High Plains this week. Read More >

Current conditions at

Santa Ynez, Santa Ynez Airport (KIZA)

Lat: 34.60694°NLon: 120.07556°WElev: 673ft.

Clear

55°F

13°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed WNW 11 MPH
Barometer 30.18 in (1022.01 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 08 Mar 04:55 PM PST
Extended Forecast for

8 Miles SE Santa Ynez Airport CA

Winter Storm Watch March 9, 10:00pm until March 11, 10:00pm
Wind Advisory March 8, 06:00pm until March 9, 03:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
Wind Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 40 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance Rain

    High: 49 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain, mainly after 10pm.  Low around 37. Wind chill values as low as 30. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Rain showers before 10am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with rain. Some thunder is also possible.  High near 43. Wind chill values as low as 30. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow

    High: 43 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 37 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible.  Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 47 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 39 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 37. Wind chill values as low as 30. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday
Rain showers before 10am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with rain. Some thunder is also possible. High near 43. Wind chill values as low as 30. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday
A chance of snow showers before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
8 Miles SE Santa Ynez Airport CA
 34.53°N 119.96°W (Elev. 3077 ft)
2:12 pm PST Mar 8, 2021
5pm PST Mar 8, 2021-6pm PDT Mar 15, 2021
 
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