8/21/23

By Jack Martin on Aug 21, 2023 at 04:35 PM

Good Monday morning,

The first word I can think of for today is impressive. Just look at these rain totals for the LA area. They received anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain yesterday https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMLOS. In contrast here in Santa Barbara we had only a light tropical rain adding up to .25 to .50 of an inch in total.

Ventura -Oxnard and Ventura County meet in the middle with 1 to 3 inches of rain for the storm. Santa Ynez got basically nothing.

It does amaze me to watch the flow of this tropical system and how the path of rain traveled in a narrow ban. https://zoom.earth/ Hilary is now on her way out of the area.

We will still see some light showers this morning through late morning, but the rain is pretty much over. It was a fun fire drill for us here in SB, but no fire drill in the LA and Palm Springs area.

This morning, it still feels tropical out there, but the system is now to the north. We will return to more normal weather.

Tuesday may be some low fog from the wet ground. Temps will get back to normal with the 70s along the coast and 80s in the valleys as everyone will warm up as the week goes on.

California made its part for national news coverage yesterday as we had a tropical storm and an earthquake in Ojai at 5.1. Did you feel it? I did it was a little rumble upward, but not much.

There is still a little rain out there, but mainly to the south https://radar.weather.gov/station/kvtx/standard

Now the National news shifts to the East Coast as the tropical storms are ramping up in the Caribbean, just look at all those storms out there. I would not want to be on a cruise ship this week in the Caribbean https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/   and https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2  To the west still action to the south, but not affecting our weather anytime soon.

I want to give a shout-out to all my employees that worked on the weekend helping us prepare for the pending storm, they rocked!

Enjoy the week, it is back to normal summer weather.

Sunset rain and sunshine from my backyard last night were “Very Tropical”

-Jack Martin 

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