2/26/19 Weather Update

By Jack Martin on Feb 26, 2019 at 03:56 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

If you are going to northern California or the Sierras today, it is going to be wet and snowy.

For the Sierras, they are setting up to break records for snowfall for the season. The AR is going to be right over them through the day, before it begins to drop south.

Looks like they will see 2 to 4 inches of rain and a few feet of snow. (what are they doing with all that snow )

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

For us, we will see high clouds. Then as it turns to the night, the rain in the Bay areas drops to the south.

Rain will start up in the central coast around midnight, then drop south. Rain will start up in the Valley around dawn and arrive in Santa Barbara around 8am.

Rain totals are going too high north of point conception, 1 to 1 ½ inch, 2 to 3 in Butte.

For Santa Barbara we are looking for a little more now, ½ to 1 inch.

Ventura to LA around 1/3 to ½ inch.

Rain turns to showers on Wednesday late, Thursday also has a chance for a few showers.

Friday is looking dry, then Friday night through the weekend looks to be wet.

Thee weekend was advertising the Atmospheric river, but the models are now backing off some.

Bottom line we will see rain, but there is now chatter of a lighter or moderate river. ( what ever that means )

The fact really is, we will know more as it gets closer. ( like Thursday)

The next system will bring us more rain, then Wednesday's system. Saturday appears to be the wettest day, then Sunday with showers.

Ok, enjoy …. February is looking to break records with the coldest month of February on record for our area.