3/8/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 09, 2020 at 02:29 PM

Good Sunday morning, 

Waking up and looking at the different clocks is a challenge. Which ones are right?

Walking outside will tell you it is really an hour earlier, because it is still dark at 6:30 am.

The rain on Saturday was more wide spread then we were expecting. Carpinteria received .26 and Santa Barbara .00.

Other areas were also all over the board. I guess if you averaged all areas, the 1/10 of an inch was just about right on. 

Today we will start out with darkness.... 😂 followed by some low clouds then sun in areas.

Today is uneventful other than we will stay in light until after 7pm. I actually slept in till 5:30 today..... 

tonight it all begins to change....take a look at the weather system working its way towards us. It is quite impressive on the satellite.

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/conus_band.php?sat=G17&band=09&length=12

As advertised, we are going to have a strong rain event. Rain will start out in SLO and Santa Barbara county overnight and into Monday. 

This will be mainly in those counties. It will move further south Monday afternoon. 

Rain totals will seem good for what we have seen over the past 2 months, we should just see 1/2 to start. As the low move closer to us, the real event will begin.

Tuesday is the day...... rain will be heavy at times, with a chance of thunder storms almost anywhere.

Where a thunderstorm occurs, we could see rainfall rates greater than 1 inch per hour. Regardless, we will get a good soaking Tuesday.

Wednesday will be more showery, but still areas will see good accumulations. With south winds, Santa Barbara hills and coastal areas will see the greatest total.

They are now talking about 5 inches in the mountains. For coastal areas, 2 to 3 inches is likely. This will be a warmer system, because it is coming from the west.

Snow levels will be 6500 to 7000 feet. Coastal areas can even see some low 70s on Monday.

Thursday maybe some lingering showers, but for the most part the rain will be over.

Dry weather on tap through Saturday with the next chance of rain Sunday.

After the sun comes up today, go and dust off those rain suits and umbrellas.

We are in for a wild first half of the week..... 

Stay Tuned .....   

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