2/20/24

By Sharon Fritz on Feb 20, 2024 at 06:59 PM

Wow, where do I start today with what has happened since Sunday afternoon and even the start of Saturday?

I can’t even remember back to Saturday when we saw that ¼ to ½ start to this storm.  Remember when I called this storm an 8 out of 10 for February?

And a 10 out of 10 for another other storm, well I was wrong. This will be an 11 out of 10 when it is all said and done.  Just look at these storm totals since Saturday

Montecito 7 inches, Santa Barbara 5 inches, San Marcas Pass 10.5 inches, KYTD tower 11.5 inches https://www.weather.gov/lox/LAXRRMSBA

And we are not done yet… The AR (atmospheric river) is just to the south of us, with still some light showers today. https://zoom.earth/

You can see the current radar showing most of the rain just south of us https://radar.weather.gov/station/KVTX/standard

Here are a few videos (attached San Ysidro creek ) on my YouTube channel toro creek 2/19/24 toro creek like rapidshttps://youtube.com/shorts/Kc7a7oJlRl4?si=6X_zxVQ26VL7gRSU

So what do we have to look forward to? Today will be relatively dry with some light showers, areas Santa Ynez north mostly dry today.

Tonight it starts back up again as the core of the low moves through. This will bring rain rates to 1 inch per hour and possibility of thunder and lighting and waterspouts.

Rain will be heavy at times, which with all the rain we have already had, everyone should stay away from creeks. There could be some flash flooding due to the down pours.

Rain will fall over night and into Wednesday morning. Rain should wrap up Wednesday around noon.

Thursday and Friday will be dry, also likely Saturday. Then the next system comes in Sunday into Monday night. This is not looking to be wild like this one, ½ to 1 inch of light to moderate rain, but it will keep us very wet into early next week. Then hopefully a break so we can all dry out.

Hang in there, one more round of heavy rain tonight. Then a break for a few days.

This will be a historical February rainfall; we will be talking about this year for many years to come.

That’s the fun for the day, now off to Action  

Jack Martin

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