12/27/22

By Jack Martin on Dec 27, 2022 at 04:20 PM

Good Tuesday Morning,

I hope everyone had a great holiday, If you are at home in Santa Barbara, we are looking at rain today. If you are at an airport, you have a different storm of your own. Southwest is a huge mess with 71% of its flights canceled. I am more than happy to be in my house typing on my computer.

Monday was a tropical day with a high of 75 with high clouds. The views from the pass looking out over the ocean were fantastic. Today we are looking at a storm system bringing rain to us around noon. You can see it on zoom earth with some subtropical support, which will bring us good rain, starting around noon in SB and it will be over by midnight  https://zoom.earth/ .

Rain is starting in far north SLO right now and will drop south arriving in Santa Ynez around 10 am. This will bring 1 to 2 inches for us, and 3 inches in the mountain. Rain rates will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch. light to moderate event.

Wednesday morning will bring in the cold air, with lots of clouds over the hills that may spill some showers into the area. For the most part, it will be mostly dry.

Thursday will bring another plume of moisture with rain chances increasing again. Friday looks to be dry, but we will see another stronger system on new year's eve (Saturday). This one will drop another 1 to 3 inches with better south winds, so the mountains are looking at better rainfall.

Rain Sunday and it looks like the pattern of wetness will continue into the first week of 2023 with another system Tuesday. This is still too far out to call, but we will be in a wet pattern for the next week. which is great news to me, because the rain needs to fill our lakes. 

Enjoy the rain, I know I will!

Jack Martin

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