By Jack Martin on Mar 31, 2023 at 04:38 PM

Good Friday morning,

It has been a rough March with so much more rain, but today March ends and we welcome April on Saturday.

Happy birthday to Terri and Andrea. March has been an amazing month after an amazing January. With all the rain and snow in our local mountains,

It has been the coldest winter in 50 years.

We will talk about this picture for decades to come, March the 30th 2023. The Santa Barbara Mission with the hills behind yesterday (great photo Mike)

Today we start with sunshine and warmer weather. The best news is rain is not in the extended forecast. The weekend will be full of sunshine, even if it is cooler than normal.

Just look at these crazy numbers for the season to date with the rain. Santa Barbara is 35 inches, San Marcos pass 75 inches. We have almost doubled rainfall for the entire year to date.

We are 214% of normal, The pass is 222% of normal to date. This is absolutely amazing https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf

and of course, all our lakes are full.

High pressure will build in today with just some high clouds at times and highs in the mid-60s, still 10 degrees below normal https://zoom.earth/

Saturday will be a great day with highs in the upper 60s and lots of sunshine.

Sunday is a nice day, but maybe some marine layer then wind in the evening from the northwest.

next week, a few inside sliders which means some wind, and no rain. April always seems to be quite windy with sundowners from the Northwest.

This will likely be part of our forecast all month. In the meantime let’s begin to look forward to putting this rainy season behind us, and beginning to enjoy the spring and summer months.

Can you imagine that we might have to turn the heater off and switch to AC in the months to come? It has been a long time.

Have a great weekend, and don’t be fooled on Saturday, April 1st

Jack Martin

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