5/16/19 Impressive Rain Totals

By Jack Martin on May 16, 2019 at 02:55 PM

Good Thursday morning, 

While we were sleeping, we had a good steady rain. For Santa Barbara county it was very impressive. The low pressure system is currently over point conception and beginning to move East. This will allow steady rain to back off and turn to showers. 

Chance of showers will persist into the afternoon, then the rain turns to wind.

Northwest winds through the afternoon into tonight’s. 20 to 30 miles an hour.

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

Friday, a weak ridge builds in and temps rebound slightly. Saturday will start out the same.

Then late Saturday the next system rolls in. This is now tracking a little further south, so rain total might be a little higher than previously thought.

1/4 plus could fall overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. This timing will really be a repeat of this storm. 

Most of the rain falling overnight and tapering at day light.

Monday and Tuesday remain dry. 

Wednesday and Thursday is still evolving.

The latest models are now calling for the system to stay further north, with a chance of rain in SLO and northern SB county.

Everyone SB and south should remain dry. Take this part of the forecast with no merit. 

We will see how it all plays out as the week turns into Monday. 

In the mean time, the bulk of the rain will end with showers, then wind. 

More rain Saturday night into Sunday. 

Dry weather between. We might even see a little of the forgotten sunshine. ☀️ 

Enjoy the day. 

 

Wow take a look at these . 1.3 for the pass . .89 in Santa Barbara 

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

WeatherMap5/16/19