4/5/24

By jack martin on Apr 05, 2024 at 03:52 PM

Good Friday morning,
 
Last night the rain went through just as forecast. Rain totals were right in line as predicted. SB received 1/4 inch, the pass 1/2 inch Santa Ynez valley .40 

Interesting that Montecito only received .002 according to the gages.

Today it is all about cold weather with chilly conditions and showers on and off. The snow level is at around 3000 feet and can fall as low as 2500 feet in thunder storm location. The air is cold and unstable any heating today can lead to afternoon thunder showers mainly over the mountains. Showers are likely on and off throughout the day, with some sun peaking throughout at times. 
https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=37.9,-121.8,4.44z/date=2024-04-05,01:10,-7

It will be chilly with highs only in the 50s. Tonight the system clears out and sunshine returns on Saturday. Highs Saturday will warm 6 to 8 degrees but will be 8 degrees below normal for this time of year. Sunday will be the same, with slightly warmer temps but still below normal. 

Next week we are looking at a break from the rains and a warming trend Tuesday and Wednesday, as off shore and high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the 70s and some 80s in the valleys. Warming will create some nice spring blooms in the hills and valleys showing their colors. 

Hopefully we are near the end of a very wet season and we can all start to mop up after a very wet first quarter. For the year we are at an average of 130 % of above normal rainfall for the entire year through aug 31st. Some locations are almost 200% above normal rainfall. This is as of yesterday. It is higher as of today. 

https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf

It has been a crazy year, and hopefully we can start to enjoy what we love Santa Barbara and Southern California for. 
  
Have a great Friday, bring a jacket and maybe an umbrella.

The weekend will be cool but sunny with no rain!

Jack Martin

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