01/27/2021

By Jack Martin on Jan 27, 2021 at 04:06 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

The start of the event has arrived. As you all wake up you will see the rain has begun. The rates are starting light, but will build as the day goes on.

Today will see heavier rain later in the morning into the afternoon, but the real event comes Thursday morning where we will see 6 hours of heavy rain

During that period we can see rates at .75 per hour and accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Here is what we have seen so for today:

https://rain.cosbpw.net/map/?sensor_class=10|2880&view=8bc6e88f-eeab-4281-9d92-3d723016e945

Light accumulations over us, but in SLO they have seen over an inch. The low pressure system to the north is just spinning and pumping the subtropical moisture into SLO right now. This will shift as the day turns into night.

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

The weather over LA will be fairly calm until Thursday afternoon. At that time the low shifts south and they will get there’s. For us the rains will build throughout the day, and we will see steady rain for the next 48 hours, with the heaviest rain arriving Thursday morning. Santa Barbara and SLO are still looking at 3 to 6 inches of rain coastal and 8 to 10 inches in the foothills and mountains. Montecito should see higher rain totals with their south facing mountains being so close. The radar will be watching to see how the cells are moving in. In the meantime, the rain has arrived, but will be manageable through most of today, with heavier rain this afternoon.

Friday we will see some showers, with rain ending in the afternoon. The weekend looks dry with another system next Tuesday.

Enjoy the rain, I guess this is what we need. Water will be flowing everywhere, in some cases not where we really want it.

Stay dry !!! 😊 That will not be the case for my guys helping with leaky roofs.

Jack Martin

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