By Jack Martin on Mar 11, 2019 at 03:47 PM

Good Saturday morning,

After night, we will see one more hour of day light in the evening. Yes it is spring forward time.

This is actually good for myself and Lynn, because we might be getting up in the 5am hour instead of 3 or 4am. 

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed. 

As far as the forecast goes, today will be dry, but there is a weak system heading right a the central coast:


This will cause rain to the north and a chance of rain in Santa Barbara. I think everyone will see rain from Santa Ynez to the north.

Santa Barbara and south will see very little. 1/10 is about right.  This system rolls east on Sunday and another runs at us from Oregon.

This system is over land and is moisture starved. It is also quite cold. Snow levels will drop below 4000 feet.

This one again is weak. Any rain or snow will be on the lighter side.

Monday we clear out again and one more inside slider drops over us Tuesday.

Models have moved this more west, but now move it back to the east and overland.

This one should just give us wind. Wednesday we clear out again.

Then Thursday, high pressure moves in. This is going to set us up for a nice Friday and likely weekend.

For the first time in almost 2 months we will see temps hit 70 degrees. That’s a nice thing. 

As far as the lakes go, Cachuma is over 70% at 70.9%.


Nacimiento is at 79% going to over 80% today.

All in all, we are setting up for a dryer pattern, with a few weak systems rolling through the next 3 nights.

Don’t expect much rain. At best, areas to the north will see 1/4 from each. Santa Barbara likely 1/10 from each, then wind.... 

Enjoy the weekend, still cold...next weekend is promising at this point to be warm. 

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Thank you for your great job on the gutter. Now, if it would only rain!
Ray Woolridge