1/1/2023

By Jack Martin on Jan 01, 2023 at 03:53 PM

Good New Year’s day, don’t forget to put a 23 at the end of the date now.

How sweet was that rain yesterday, the forecast models performed perfectly, and the system overperformed.

We saw great rain totals for all. Just in the past 24 hours, San Marcos Pass 4.5 inches, Montecito 3 inches, and Santa Barbara 2.5 inches.

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMSBA That’s just a great way to end 2022!

If you were bold enough to go out last night, this is what you saw (movie above) “Thanks Polly “

Today, it is a warm start at 50 degrees, but the mercury will only rise 9 degrees to 59 degrees with wind out there.

With the rain and the wind the views today should be fantastic, the islands looking close enough to touch.

Monday we will have a chilly start to the day, but dry for most of the day. More rain will arrive late afternoon and in LA later Monday night.

This system will be weaker with only ½ to 1 inch. Still decent but we are spoiled right now with the heavy rainfall totals of late.

Tuesday the rain ends, and we dry out for 2 days, but look out Wednesday night. If the models are right this is going to be a repeat of last night and might even be better. Rain will continue through most of Thursday heavy at times and totals 2 to 4 inches and much more in the mountains. This system will be over a 12-hour period, which means it will pour at times. I can’t wait to see how this week’s rains affect the lake totals ( more to come).

Friday and Saturday are dry with more rain arriving Sunday and the week following.

Always great news to report lots of rain to come.

Happy New Year 2023!

Jack Martin

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