4/29/19 Rain Forecast

By Jack Martin on Apr 29, 2019 at 03:03 PM

Look at that, we had .15 inch of rain overnight in Santa Barbara. My rain clock woke me up at midnight to hear and see the rain dropping. That was a sight we have not seen in awhile.

https://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/images/countyPrecipMaps/santabarbara_24HRprecip.png

The cut off low is spinning right over us right now. Rain is falling in Santa Maria and north. I expect Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez to see more rain shortly. Rain for us should end by noon. Ventura to LA will see rain move in this morning and last into the afternoon. This system is very showery in nature, so most areas will see totals vary. 1/10 to 1/3 is expected. Santa Barbara is already half way there. 

Look at that rotation from the East. You do not see that too often: 

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

Remember in yesterday forecast when I said, "if this low drifted over us, the rain chance were better," well that just what happened. The past 3 days have been very damp, but today is really wet. Nice round of spring showers. I guess no roofs will be torn off today 😬. 

Rain should clear out this afternoon and leave us with fog. Tuesday morning will be another foggy day.

Tuesday night looks like northwest winds will blow in my back yard. This might clear out some of the fog here at least, but other areas will see it continue.

Wednesday fog coastal, but inland will start to clear out earlier.

Thursday and Friday, a light off shore event. This will allow inland areas to warm up, with temps above normal. Coastal areas will likely still see some fog, and temps will be a few degrees below normal. Highs in the upper 60s.

Saturday will bring more of the same, then Sunday afternoon another low pressure system rolls in and gives us another chance of rain. 

I guess the rainy season is not over quite yet. 

Enjoy the rain, you don’t have a choice .... 

Have a good week, you are prepared weather wise.