08/12/2021

By Jack Martin on Aug 12, 2021 at 06:35 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Let’s drop back to Wednesday for a moment because it became quite an interesting day.

The subtropical moisture made it further north than we thought it would, and it drifted over the coastal areas.

This made for some fun rain drops and woke us up on the roofs. This all lead to a .0009 of an inch in Santa Barbara.

Yes, that is less then 1/100 of an inch. So really nothing.  One of the big winners was Avalon harbor with .14 in Catalina.

What was something, was the sunset.

If you missed it, Adam and I have you covered. All were great photos, and you can figure out which ones are from my yard.

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Thanks for sharing Adam.

Today and through the weekend, we are shifting to high fire danger, with high pressure building in on the West coast. This is going to crank up the temps in the valleys and inland areas. Making it 100 plus where you can not see the Pacific Ocean. Here we will see the nice low 80s in the high rent district of Santa Barbara.

The nice weather will be with us through the weekend, then Monday we will see some cooling with fog and low clouds on Monday through Wednesday.

Long range forecast is hinting that tropical storm Linda (now in Cabo) will drift north and could affect Nor Cal late in the week. We will watch this, but a tropical storm that far North is not typical.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=epac&fdays=5

From the COVID front. I found this article very interesting. It seems all the younger 18 to 39 are the group with the greatest infection rate as  of late. The spread is 5 to 1 unvaccinated to Vaccinated.

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/030e625c69a04378b2756de161f82ef6

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a new health officer order last week requiring everyone — regardless of vaccination status — to wear face coverings in indoor public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Public Health Department released a new chart on its data dashboard breaking down new positive cases by vaccination status, going back to May. The latest data available shows that for the week, ending Friday, 391 of the county’s 505 reported cases were among unvaccinated people, and 114 were among fully vaccinated people.
In response to rising COVID-19 case rates in Santa Barbara County, organizers of Santa Barbara’s decades-old Old Spanish Days Fiesta called off public events. Organizers announced that three performers had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which factored into the cancellations.

As California experiences the “fastest increase in cases during the entire pandemic,” the state Department of Public Health issued a health officer order last week that requires all workers in health-care settings to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30. 
The state is also now requiring that all visitors to general acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering.

As local schools gear up for the new year and the return to in-person learning, districts mapped out their new state-mandated Independent Study program and discussed how to implement the state’s universal masking requirement for K.

Ok that’s a wrap for the day. Have a great day!

Look all this by 3:45 am. 

Time to go to my day job 😊

Jack Martin

President/CEO

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