Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Sep 19, 2023 at 07:34 PM

Good Tuesday morning, 

A low-pressure system is just offshore spinning west of point conception. 

This system will move East tonight and cause some sundowner winds. 30 to 40 miles an hour at Gaviota and Goleta  https://zoom.earth/

Wednesday another low-pressure system will work its way from Canada toward us and deepen the marine layer once again, creating low clouds, fog, and drizzle possible, especially Thursday. It will also be quite cool with temps only in the 70s. 

Friday we finally start to move towards normal weather for this time of year. Temps will start to rebound for the weekend as high pressure takes over. It looks like a nice weekend, but a very slight chance for some subtropical moisture from the south. 

We will wait on that for now. Temps will still be slightly below normal for the weekend.

This morning was a cool start to the day, with 59 degrees. Highs today will be in the low to mid-70s. 

Enjoy a cool Tuesday and the rest of the work week 

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Sep 18, 2023 at 06:15 PM

Just funky weather for September lingers through next week. 

Just crazy to think that our highs will be in the low 70s coastal and mid-70s in the valleys most of the week. 

Low pressure is off the central coast creating cool temps, fog and drizzle the next few days. Temps will be 4 to 8 degrees below normal along the coast and 8 to 15 degrees below normal in the valleys. Yesterday Paso Robles had a high of 76 degrees. Typically more like  96 this time of year. This is good news for outside workers. 


This low will move out and be replaced by another one Wednesday creating the same pattern all over again until Friday. 

On Friday we start to come out of this funk and we will gradually warm up, but it will be early the week after before we return to normal temps. 

Hard to believe that September has been this cool, we will see what October brings, but in my eyes, October is the best month of the year. 

Enjoy the cool weather, you might need a sweatshirt  

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 15, 2023 at 02:20 PM

Good Friday morning,

The weekend is almost upon us and cooler weather is the forecast for the weekend.

Looking over the entire country there is not much for action in weather other then the Atlantic ocean where Lee remains out in the Sea.


For us cool weather, low 70s for highs coastal, and upper 70s to low 80s in the valleys. 4 to 8 degrees below normal.

In the evening it is almost sweatshirt weather with 50s at night in the valleys especially.

Each day you will wake to fog, and low clouds, clearing to sun in the afternoons.

The same pattern really extends into next week with temps remaining below normal and even cooler 8 to 15 degrees below normal.

Enjoy the cooler days and nights.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 14, 2023 at 05:04 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Morning came too quick today after a fantastic Lumineers show at the Bowl last night.

The stage configuration was really great, bringing the members out onto the floor.

As far as the weather goes, it will be very fall like through the weekend. Fog low clouds and below normal temps Will keep us cool at night and highs along the coast in the low 70s, with valleys climbing into the low 80s. Right now a cool 57 in Santa Ynez and 61 in Santa Barbara.

If you look at zoom earth you will see the fog building into our coastal and valley locations. https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=26.7,-116.1,4.17z

Friday night there might even be some sundowner wind from Gaviota to Goleta.

For the weekend more cooler weather, but still perfect with typical fall weather.

The cooler weather will extend into next week. Where it is still September and our warmer season typically goes through October. It will be cooler than normal. I am sure as we approach October we will see some real warm days as we typically do. In the mean time enjoy the perfect weather.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 13, 2023 at 04:39 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

The forecast is all about fog, low clouds and cooler weather the rest of the week.

We will have onshore flow with cooler temps for all. Highs will be in the low 70s along the coast and low 80s in the valleys. Just perfect weather for anytime of year.

This is more June-like weather than September, but we will take it.

This cooling trend will continue through the week and into early next week.

Coastal expect night and morning low clouds and fog each day.

Looking on zoom earth you can see Cat 3 hurricane Lee in the Atlantic ocean, harming no one at this time along the coast. This looks to roll up the coast and we will see where it might hit/land in the northeast.

Enjoy the cooler weather, bring a light jacket if you’re heading to the Lumineers tonight at The Bowl.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 12, 2023 at 04:08 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

It is time to transition back to typical weather with less humidity and cooler temps.

This all begins today and will continue the cooling through the rest of the week. Expect 80s as a high today then 70s along the coast the rest of the week. Valleys mid 80s.

A nice break from the heat!

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Sep 11, 2023 at 04:41 PM

Good Monday morning,

Not a lot of changes since Sunday, so this will be a quick one.

One more day of humid air before we get back to normal.

Javo is starting its move to the west, further away from us https://zoom.earth/

Highs today will still be warm and humid for 1 more day. Coastal low 80s, valleys low 90s.

Starting Tuesday onshore flow returns and cooler temps are on tap for the rest of the work week.

Highs will drop each day through Thursday, bringing us back to the sweet 70s we prefer in Santa Barbara.

Valleys in the low 80s.

Enjoy the day, Don’t believe the news, rain is not likely today.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Sep 08, 2023 at 04:01 PM

Good Friday morning, 

It is going to be a warm weekend, with some good surf 🏄‍♂️ from Javo out in the Pacific turning up the swells. Currently, a Cat 2 hurricane moving west and north. Away from us, but turning up the surf. Next land stop near Hawaii, if it makes it that far west. 

On the East Coast, Lee is now a Cat 5 storm with 180-mile-an-hour winds. That is going to rock some land areas at some point in the next week. 

For us in the West it is simple, it will be a warm and sunny weekend. Coastal a warm mid to upper 80s. Valleys will be hot in the mid-90s. The Interior is just hot with temps 100 plus. 

This is all the way through Sunday.

Next week, temps in the interior and valleys back off some. The Coast not as much, but still 5 degrees cooler than the weekend. 

Enjoy this weekend, this is the weekend that many wished for last weekend on the Labor Day holiday. Of course, far fewer people to share the beach with this weekend.

Enjoy 😊 

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Sep 07, 2023 at 08:21 PM

Good Thursday morning,

It is interesting to listen to the national news talking about how hot it has been this summer across the country.  It certainly has not been that along the coastal areas of California.

If anything it has been a very cool summer here in Santa Barbara. I don’t know about you, but AC has not really been needed. This trend will stop for the next 4 days.

It looks like we will see a nice warm-up through Sunday, then temps will back off for the work week of next.

The short week for some is flying by and we are quickly looking at another weekend approaching.  https://zoom.earth/

This weekend will be quite different from the last, We are looking for a big warm-up and offshore flow compared to the weather we had last week.

Today the warmup begins with highs along the coast into the upper 70s to low 80s in the foothills. The Santa Ynez Valley upper 80s and getting warmer.  

Friday, the warmer weather continues, and expect 2 to 3 degrees of warming each day through Saturday. By the end of the weekend expect mid to upper 80s in Santa Barbara

and mid 90s in the Valleys. Interior valleys triple digits. Next week a cooling trend and onshore flow returns.

Looking out in the Caribbean in the cruise ship world, it looks like ships are going to be dodging tropical systems. A Cat 1 storm Lee turning into a Cat 4 storm drifting toward the East Coast next week. and another is forming.  On the west, calm with only 1 disturbance moving west.

Have a great Thursday 

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Sep 05, 2023 at 04:09 PM

9-5 is todays date, reminds me of Dolly Parton. Remember that catchy song that you will not be able to get out of your head the rest of the day? 😂

Today is also Tuesday after the Labor Day weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed the interesting weekend weather. Once we got to Sunday it all got better and Monday was a really nice day.

Now we are onto the first day of our work week and it is actually chilly to start our morning. The fog has returned and the next 2 days will be the coolest days of the week. Highs in the 70s along the coast and low 80s in the valleys. At night we will dip back into the upper 50s to low 60s. Great sleeping weather. Here is how it looks from Google Earth (thank you Google who turned 24 the other day, can you believe that?)

As we look further into our week, you will see a warm up for everywhere. Slowly until the weekend, but it looks like quite a warm up in the valleys where 95 is likely. Along the coast 83 in Santa Barbara.
There will be no real excitement in the weather this week, so we will have to focus on something else. Enjoy the shortened week, hopefully everyone is recharged and ready to Labor on. I need a vacation!

Have a great week, it is off to the trenches.

Ted congrats on retirement, wake up, look around and go back to bed 😃

Jack Martin