Jack's Weather Report


By jack martin on Oct 24, 2023 at 03:55 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

I am back in SB to witness the weather in person. Today it looks like weak off shore winds making for a nice overall day. Temps will rise nicely today.

Wednesday and Thursday a weak system will pass over us and turn the off shore to on shore flow. This will affect the coast and coastal valleys with fog and some drizzle through Thursday. Friday and into the weekend looks fair, and typical fall weather.

Bottom line, a series of weak systems will change our weather back and forth with no major events occurring this week. Do expect fog and drizzle Wednesday into Thursday along the coast.

Enjoy the nice California weather, it was chilly but pretty in Connecticut with all the Fall colors, happy to be back in SB.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 24, 2023 at 03:53 PM

Good Monday morning,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Sunday was a windy one and that will continue into today as a weak system passes through from the north.

There was even is a 20% chance of rain, but mainly over the mountains where rain does fall. It will be very light.

This coming week expect a cooler week with not a lot of excitement in the forecast.

Night and morning clouds, even a possible drizzle overnight tonight, but for the most part a cooler week overall as a couple weak systems past through.

Cabo San Lucas is recovering from hurricane Norma brought hundred mile an hour winds on route bunch of rain.

Enjoy the week, and Happy Birthday Conor

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 16, 2023 at 03:54 PM

Good Monday morning,

What a great weekend in October it was. The rest of the country is feeling the results of fall and we have summer like weather through this work week. This is thanks to off shore winds. Not much fog around with only a few spotty areas

This week we will see great weather with low 80s along the coast and 90s in the valleys through Friday. The weekend will cool down as a weak system to the north will bring back fog and onshore flow.

This week the weather is pretty much uneventful with just summer like temps. As I always have said, October is the nicest month of the year in our area. This year is living up to that.

The only excitement is some winds tonight in the foothills 15 to 30 miles an hour.

Thursday will be the hottest day in the next 7 days with temps well above normal.

Lastly looking into the extended forecast, long range models are showing our first chance for rain on the 25th of October. Let’s not get too excited about this, because that is still 10 days away, but it will be something to watch. We always seem to get our first 1/4 rain right around Halloween 🎃

In the mean time enjoy the great summer weather this week

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 16, 2023 at 03:52 PM

Good Saturday morning,

I hope everyone survived Friday the 13th. I know there was no fear from my front nor was there any problems.

Today is all about the eclipse this morning. Just as long as the clouds stay away. So far so good for Santa Barbara

The eclipse for us will be 70% coverage of the sun starting at 8:14 am to 9:30 am.

The sun will become a ring of fire. It should be interesting. https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/@11071615#:~:text=Eclipses%20and%20Transits%20Visible%20in%20Southern%20California%20,Partial%20Lunar%20Eclipse%20%2016%20more%20rows%20

As far as temps and weather goes, the only real excitement is the eclipse today.

Highs today will be in the mid to upper 70s.

Sunday off shore winds and increase in temps will occur. Highs will be in the 80s to the 90s in the valleys. This trend will remain until Tuesday then the ridge breaks down for a day.

Wednesday off shore winds again and we heat up. Some valley areas might hit the century mark. Warm for all into Friday.

Next weekend look for some cooling but a nice overall week ahead of us.

Excitement today is the eclipse, and the Huskies VS the Ducks #7 vs #8 at 12:30 pm

ESPNs game of the week GO DUCKS 👍

It will be a good one


By jack martin on Oct 11, 2023 at 04:04 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

North winds came up early this morning around 1am as the front from the north passed through https://zoom.earth/

The north winds continue to blow today, then will shift northeast tonight and Montecito hills will see 50 mile an hour winds.

Temps will remain cooler through Saturday. Highs in the 70s.

Friday, another weak system passes through and will do nothing more then keep temps cooler and bring fog or wind.

Saturday, the system moves out and we begin a warm up with off shore flow beginning and warmer temps. Looks like Sunday we will warm to above normal into mid week.

That’s it for today, enjoy the cooler day, and Montecito residents put patio umbrellas down for tonight.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 03, 2023 at 03:32 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Fall is in the air in the mornings, 56 in SB, but 46 in the Santa Ynez valley to start your day.

Today and the rest of the week will be quite warm after the sun rises.
Highs will be in the 80s along the coast and 90s in the valleys. This trend will continue through the week with the hottest days Thursday through Saturday .

The days are getting shorter and the sun is setting further to the south.

This shows us fall has begun, however day time temps will be summer-like.

Indian summer is upon us this week, enjoy the warmth.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 02, 2023 at 03:53 PM

Good Sunday morning and October 1st,

Not much rain fell yesterday, because the low pressure system decided to track a little further inland. We received barely a trace of rain. With Refugio pass receiving .008

This morning the rain is blowing through to the south, but with only a small amount, if any. Today will still be quite cool with temps 10 to 20 degrees below normal.

If you are waking up in santa Ynez it is a chilly 45 degrees. 58 in SB. Highs today will be in the 60s.


Monday the big warm up begins with October bringing us above normal temps all week long. Expect off shore flow and 80s coastal, 90s in the valleys and interiors close to 100 degrees.

Back to summer for next week!

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 29, 2023 at 04:32 PM

Good damp Friday morning,

Changes are in the air this morning, with more to come. Today some are waking up to some drizzle and others to fog. Today will be foggy and damp with low clouds most of the day. It will be cooler today and through the weekend. Highs in the 60s to low 70s.

The real changes will start tonight as the low pressure system to the north drops towards us. Tonight the the drizzle will start for most.

Saturday morning you will wake to wet streets and roofs. Saturday the rain chances climb with light rain likely. Not a lot of rain is expected, but 1/4 of an inch or less. Even some snow in the mountains.

This is more November like weather than September.

Sunday remains cool and damp, but the low pressure system will move east.

Next week October moves in and so does warmer weather. It looks like we will see a 180 to warmer and above normal temps most of next week.

Bottom line, it will be a damp and cool weekend. Break out your light jackets for a few days.

Did you see the full moon last night, it really lit up the skies!

Have a great weekend,

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 28, 2023 at 04:54 PM

Good Thursday morning,

A cool down today and into the weekend is the story over the next 4 days. Today we will be the first day of change. Cooling will not be crazy today, but you will feel the difference over the past 3 days.

North – South flow will bring a low-pressure weather system to the area for the weekend. https://zoom.earth/

Friday the marine layer deepens, and thicker fog will affect our weather. Highs will be in the upper 60s to 70 along the coast, and not much warmer in the valleys.

Friday night and Saturday the marine layer really deepens, and the low-pressure system descends over us.

Saturday we are looking at drizzle and light rain is possible. With cloudy skies all day, rain chances are at 30% but I expect it to be quite damp Saturday.

Sunday will also be cooler, with the fog and drizzle in the morning. It will be wet and damp all weekend.

Low pressure starts to move East Sunday night, and next week we will see a nice warm up.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 27, 2023 at 05:08 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Another week and month is flying by. September leaves this week and October arrives on Sunday.

Today will be the last warm day, before we go back to below normal temps. Today will be the warmest day in the next 7 days.

Tonight more sundowner winds as pressure gradience changes.

Thursday on shore flow returns and so does cooler temps, 3 to 5 degrees cooler.

Friday, I like what the national weather services says “ riday will be like Thursday, but super charged “ This means deeper marine layer and cooler.

Friday night and Saturday a cut off low forms and will drop through the area. This will bring a very slight chance for rain, more like light rain and drizzle.

Looks like 1/10 of an inch is possible, there is not much moisture to support this system and at the most ¼ of an inch. It is really more of a drizzle or light rain, pretty much like all of September has been.

Our weather is more like a late November than September.

Next week we start October, it will start out cooler with typical fog and low clouds in the mornings. As the week progresses the forecast is not clear. We could see some Santa Ana winds and a warmup, but models are not confident on this, so we will wait and see.

In the meantime today is the last day of warm, and sundowner winds in our area is more likely.

Thursday through Sunday a series of low-pressure systems will keep us cool and possibly damp.

Jack Martin