By Jack Martin on Mar 23, 2023 at 05:09 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Finally a break from the rain, Amen. Today will not be cloudless but it will be dry. More sun on Friday and no rain until Tuesday.

First, let’s start with rain totals for the year to date.

This chart goes back to march 1st, so you will need to look at the graph and chart it yourself. As of yesterday, 8 am Santa Barbara is at over 33 inches for the year ( this does not include rain from yesterday). With yesterday's rain, we are over 34 inches. Normal rainfall is 18.24 inches. We are almost double for the year we are way over double for the season. I really think it will be hard to beat the record year of 1998, of 46.97 inches.

likely we will get to #2 for this year that goes until October 1st, 2023. Personally, there is no way I want to break a record;” I have had enough of this rain”.

Here is where we are at as of Wednesday at 8 am: https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf

As you can see we are getting really high on the chart. With this last system, we have received 1.5 inches to 5.25 inches of rain in our local area. San Marcos pass is getting close to 30 inches, in the past 30 days https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMSBA

Now the forecast for today and into the next week. You can see the North flow and the system moving out of our area. https://zoom.earth/

Today there will be some clouds and even some build-ups over the mountains. There is even a very slight chance for 1/10 of an inch of rain over the hills.

Tonight, north winds take over and we will see 20 to 25-mile-an-hour winds to the north with gusts of 35 miles an hour. We will see how the trees hold up.

Friday winds switch to the Northeast. Temps will only warm slightly, with frost in some valleys Friday night.

The weekend will be in the upper 50s to mid-60s. Sunny and dry through Monday day.

Monday night into Tuesday the next system shows up. another cold system with .75 inches of rain to 1.5 inches. Also cold with 4000-foot snow levels.

We are hoping this will be the last system for a while, enjoy the dry days for the next 5 days.

ok, that’s my weather for the day, now off to my day Job.

Enjoy the dry weather.

Jack Martin

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