1/12/2019

By Jack Martin on Jan 14, 2019 at 04:12 PM

Good Saturday morning, 

As I woke up this morning, the rain is coming down hard at 4:30 am. I missed the rain last night, as I was in La La land.

Rain totals at this point are not that high with 1 to 2 inches in most areas, however, the event is not over. 

We have a series of storms lined up in the pacific, that will make our weather very interesting through Thursday.

Take a look. Seeing is believing: 
https://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/h5-loop-wv.html

Today it looks like the rain might linger a little longer into the noon hour here. 

The afternoon will be mostly dry with some showers possible. 

Tonight and now through most of Sunday should be dry, before the next system comes in Monday early or over night Sunday.

This will bring a longer period of rain, but the rain rates will not be as high.

This system yesterday was going to be more northerly, but now it looks like it will stall over us, and bring a longer period of rain. 

We will see some breaks in the rain Tuesday, but these will be short.

There are chances of rain through Thursday. 

Wednesday event is still supposed to be a good one, but some models are suggesting it might stall into Thursday.

Any way you look at it, we will be wet through Thursday. 

The good news is Friday and through the weekend look to be dry and rain free... 

January has really started out to be quite wet with a lot more rain to come.

It would not surprise me if we see 10 plus inches this month. One more foot note, February is normally our wettest month.

We will have to see how it all plays out, but we are off to a good start....

We have not really talked much about El Niño, but it is about January and February with heavier rain bringing up subtropical moisture.

That is what is happening. 

Enjoy the rain, we need it.... let it fill lake cachuma ..