Monday Has Arrived and Rain is Falling

By Jack Martin on Jan 08, 2018 at 05:23 PM

Monday morning to all,

Well this is going to be an interesting day to watch. It looks like the lighter rain is starting everywhere but Santa Barbara right now. It smells like rain outside, it should start here soon. This is all thanks to moisture being pull up from the subtropical jet.

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

Today we will see light rain and lighter winds from the south. 10 to 15 miles an hour. The core of the storm is still to the northwest . You can see it well defined with the colors on the satellite picture. This part of the storm will arrive later tonight into Tuesday morning. In LA, commuter traffic on Tuesday will be a nightmare. 

The heavy rain from the storm comes over night. It will get pretty wild. We will see flooding in the burn areas, just how much mud is mixed with the water is yet to come.

Carpentaria will be impacted the most, followed by the San Ysidro Rd, Ramero Canyon, and Sycamore Canyon areas. Creeks are going to be flowing like rivers.

Heavy rains should taper off by late morning Tuesday. Expect showers after that until Wednesday morning. You will know when the rain is going to end, by the wind . It will change from south to north.

Wednesday through the weekend will be dry, and mostly sunny. This will give us a chance to clean up the mess.

Rain totals

  • SB 3 inches
  • Costal 1 to 3 inches
  • Foothills 4 to 7 inches
  • South facing mountains 9 inches

Lots of wind for all tonight 30 to 60 miles an hour overnight.

Have a great day, rain today will not be that bad. Look out Tuesday morning.