12/11/2022

By Jack Martin on Dec 11, 2022 at 06:02 PM

Good Sunday morning,

What a marvelous start to the day. The rain has been falling most of the nights and the south-facing mountains have been the big winners.

Just look at some of these rain totals in the past 24 hours. San Marcos Pass is almost 7 inches, Ojai 7.12 inches, and the Santa Ynez mountains 4 to 7 inches  (which flows into lake Cachuma ). The coastal valleys have seen much less, But who cares since it’s the mountains that flow into our reservoirs . https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMSBA

Down along the coast we also had lots of winds, but in the mountains, the winds blew 60 to 80 miles an hour. This system has overperformed, and we love it …..

The main part of the storm is now over LA bringing heavy rain there for the next 4 to 7 hours https://zoom.earth/#view=44.7,-145.3,4z/map=live

The rain will continue here until 10 am then taper off for the middle of the day, bringing even a few peaks of the sun.

Don’t think it is over, because the core of the low will come down the coast later this afternoon. This will bring us more rain but showery.

Tonight we will see the snow levels drop to around 3500 feet and snow in the mountains. The rain tonight should be heavy at times with thunderstorms in the forecast.

from 10 PM to 4 AM. It looks like the Grapevine will see some snow overnight, which will make the I-5 a big mess.

Monday the rain system moves out by 10 am, then we will dry out most of the week. next weekend the models are having a hard time with another system that might bring us more rain. At this point, we will not even mention more than a chance for rain, because the models are all over the place at this point.

Enjoy the rain and let’s see how our reservoirs totals start to climb 😊

Jack Martin

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