Thursday Morning Forecast (Without Fire Alerts)

By Jack Martin on Dec 21, 2017 at 06:16 PM

Good Thursday morning the 21st of December.

It is great to be able to give a forecast with only a short update on the action of the fire.  We can now start thinking about more pleasant things, like the holidays.

The best present we can get is to have all the fire, smoke, and ash gone. I think we are getting close to that point.

The wind of last night blew around the ash on the ground, but no new fire or ash was in site.

Now we move onto a better life in our area again.  Everyone should be able to get back into their homes today.

Weather wise we are still under a big dome of high pressure. No clouds around us.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/h5-loop-wv.html

Speaking of clouds, it was a nice site to see real clouds yesterday to replace smoke. It even rained as far south as Santa Ynez… SLO got around 1/4 of an inch, and we got the wind.

Today is also another great transition day. This will be the shortest sunlight day of the year. Starting on Friday, each day gets slightly longer. This in mind, we have 2 things to be happy for today.

The Christmas holiday is quickly approaching.

The good news is anyone coming here or staying here will not be disappointed. We will have great weather.

Christmas Day will likely be clear and in the low 80s. This will only begin to make up for almost the last 3 weeks, but we are now going in the right direction.

Ventura and Santa Ana prone areas still have one more day of crazy winds. Then you will also begin normal weather again.

We will all notice quite a drop in temps in the mornings. 40s coastal and freezing and Below in the valleys and mountains. “Well it is winter”.

Sunshine will warm us nicely each day. sunny

Extended forecast, no rain until the end of 2017. We can only hope for the rain to start up in 2018.

In the meantime, enjoy what we love in Santa Barbara and around our area.

A special thanks to those firemen that made it possible. You guys rock!fist

Everyone now will also be able to return to their homes and get ready to be thankful for their homes again.

Also let’s bring back the tourism. All the smaller shops need some help. Go out this weekend and spend some money locally.

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Have a great day, 4 days till Christmassanta1