3/5/2019 Rain Forecast

By Jack Martin on Mar 05, 2019 at 04:04 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Are we ready for Action...... well you will need to wait until this afternoon. 

The low pressure system has slowed it's movement some, so rain will hold off 4 hour from predictions of yesterday.

Looks like the 12 to 1pm hour is about right for the rain to start.

Rain will start up around 1pm and pick up intensity as the afternoon turns to evening.

6pm to 6am will see the heaviest rain, really the 6am part is over LA. For us the heaviest rain should taper around 2 am. 

As this system approaches, it is going to stall over the SLO and Santa Barbara counties.

This will bring us a longer period of heavy rain. We are looking at 1/2 to 8/10 of an inch per hour.

There will be good south flow and winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour.

With this, clouds will hit the hills and ring out the rain cloud.

Expect the heaviest accumulations over our south-facing mountains of SB and Montecito. 3 to 5 inches is expected. 

Hence the reason for the evacuation notices. I was on 2 different roofs Monday, and I could hear the creeks flowing.

With all the recent rain, creeks are going to fill up quickly. Rain in most coastal areas will be 1.5 to 3 inches. 

Rain holds off in LA till later tonight. Heavy rain will be after midnight to 6 am. 

Wednesday, we will still see showers throught out the day.

Thursday, another cold system approaches. This will produce some rain and lower snow levels to 4000 feet. Thursday night into Friday.

Saturday and most of Sunday will be dry, but still cool with temps below normal.

Sunday night the next system rolls in, rain chances continue into Monday. All of our efforts are really on the next 24 hours, as this event is going to be very active.  

Get ready for an event like we had a month ago...

 

Here are the evacuation zones:

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