1/13/2019 Weather

By Jack Martin on Jan 14, 2019 at 04:20 PM

Good Sunday morning,

Friday night into early Saturday morning was Active with a few rounds of heavy rain. Rain totals were right in line with the forecast. We received 1 to 2 inches. 

Today will be dry, we have one more day to prepare for a rainy week. 

Rain will hold off until the over night hours. This system is also looking very juicy. 

Rain rates to start will be within thresholds. So no fear in Montecito over night into Monday. Rainfall totals however are on the increase, with 1 to 2 inches coastal and 3 inches in the mountains through Monday. Winds in the mountains are going to be strong. Southeast winds will start up this evening. A winter weather watch is likely with snow levels at 4500 to 5000 feet.

Monday will be wet most of the day. With a rain period of 12 hours, then turn to showers.

Tuesday will be showery, with some pockets of heavy rain. Rain per hour will be higher with 1/2 to 1 inch per hour. This will have to be monitored. 

Wednesday, we are waiting for the arrival of the next system. This one is looking to be the strongest. Exact details are still not clear, but it looks like a Wednesday night into Thursday storm. 

All in all, we are expecting to see another 3 to 8 inches of rain through Thursday. 

Santa Barbara will see the higher total due to the south facing mountains. 

That’s a boat load ... as always, stay tuned, more to come... 

Read this graphic from the weather service, scroll to the discussions and read that.

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=lox&afos=laxqpslox

Enjoys a dry Sunday. 

Take the doggy to the park, it is going to be a wet period next week.