By Jack Martin on Feb 22, 2023 at 04:22 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Wow, what a wild night it was at my house. That wind blew everything, everywhere. If I still had the ducky in my pool she would have flown away (INSIDE JOKE FOR LONG TIME WEATHER GROUPERS).

Today we switch to phase 2 of the historical weather to come this week. 2023 will be remembered for a long time. This week will be the coldest we have seen for decades. Just look at this map graphic calling out for a blizzard warning for our local mountains (a warning means it will happen, and a watch means it might happen ) (THIS IS A WARNING). Stay out of the elements for the next 3 to 4 nights I was up late last night because of the winds, and a few other factors. Reading the upcoming weather report (because I have nothing better to do 😊)  We are going to have just crazy weather.

Right now 45 degrees at my house and breezy at 10 to 20 miles an hour. Last night we hit gusts of 70 miles an hour on my little hill.

I love this as the national weather service starts the forecast for today

"All systems go for a major and unusual storm."

Today, cold highs will be in the 50s, chilly and windy. Tonight is cold, Santa Ynez will be at 34 degrees and Santa Barbara at 41 degrees. As far as rain goes, the chances start to increase tonight, but the north flow will not amount to much.

If it does rain the best chance is in Santa Ynez and North.

Thursday, it all starts to change. The North flow starts to change westerly then south as the huge cold low-pressure system gets closer.  https://zoom.earth/

Thursday night the rain starts in Santa Barbara and Thursday day in Santa Ynez but don’t expect a lot of rain Thursday into Friday morning ( maybe 1/2 an inch ) Friday into Saturday morning, it is GAME ON. Southerly winds will bring enhanced rainfall with rates of 1/2 to 1 inch per hour. Rain totals will be 2 to 4 inches on south faces ( yes that's us)

Saturday the core of the low is right over us. This is when it really gets crazy with hail, snow, and small tornados possible. The system clears out Saturday afternoon then, Sunday we have a dry day, before another storm Monday and Tuesday with around another inch of rain and snow. As far as the best time for snow in the local mountains. Thursday night through Saturday morning is the most likely.

Areas above 4000 feet, 2 to 4 FEET of snow. This will be the coldest system since 1989, I personally remember the 1998 system where we got snow at my house in Santa Ynez.

It was the coolest thing I have ever seen at 1000 feet. Enjoy the ride, we will send photos from all my good friends as the fun occurs. (send me photos to share please )

Have a great cool day, we will make National news 😊

Have a great Cold day.

 Jack Martin

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