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June Gloom at the Coast, Mostly Sunny Inland

Your forecast for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and southern Santa Clara Counties…

"June Gloom" at the coast will continue Thursday morning with a persistent onshore flow and deep marine layer. A cut-off low that’s been sitting to our south has migrated north and will eventually get picked up in the upper level flow today. This will keep conditions around the coast cool and
breezy. Different story inland, with mostly sunny conditions by the afternoon and seasonable to warm temperatures. Friday, we’ll see another subtle change in our weather pattern as a weak ridge of high pressure builds in warming most areas up. This shift will also help to clear coastal clouds. A somewhat zonal flow will then settle in and temps will even out this Father’s Day weekend, with temperatures becoming seasonable all around. But, the northwest winds will be gusty throughout the weekend into early next week. Extended forecast below.


Thursday: A cloudy start for most, then another mostly cloudy day on the coast. Possible to see a brief pocket of sunshine on the north side of the bay. Similar temperatures to those yesterday, with highs in the 60s. Mostly sunny inland with upper 60s to upper 80s. Breezy onshore winds becoming gusty at times late in the day. Low clouds will fill the bay and nearby valleys heading into sunset.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy at the coast, partly to mostly cloudy inland as low clouds continue to fill major valleys overnight. Lows will be a touch cooler with upper 40s to mid 50s across the region. Winds will remain calm.

Friday: Mostly to partly cloudy early, then becoming mostly sunny inland, partly cloudy to mostly sunny at the coast. Warming temps for all. Coastal highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s - warmer north side of the bay, and 70's to mid 90s inland. Northwest winds will become gusty in the valleys, breezy along the coast.

Extended: Seasonable temperatures but gusty northwesterly winds over the weekend into early next week. Though this is not an offshore wind event (as of current), it's always best to stay fire aware. Temperatures by mid-week next week will slowly start to climb, as high pressure moves back into the area.

*Note: Any alerts from the National Weather Service in Monterey will be noted in italics above. Alerts may be edited for brevity or local clarification (in parenthesis).

This week's normal temperatures:
LOW: 52ºF
HIGH: 68ºF

LOW: 49ºF
HIGH: 81ºF
-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for June 20th – 26th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

- ENSO (El Niño/La Niña) STATUS: 
El Niño Advisory, La Niña Watch
- ENSO Forecast: Transition from El Niño to neutral soon and then to La Niña by summer.
- Area drought status: Currently drought-free
- Monterey Bay Sea Surface Temperature* as of June 12th : 
(Historic June AVG: 56.7ºF)

*average of three buoys

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