Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Apr 17, 2023 at 03:05 PM

Tax day if it was not the weekend. It is fine for me, I have already paid all my taxes for 2022, ouch!

Today will be a great day, with lots of sun in Santa Barbara. If it was a little warmer it would make me happier, but 67 is ok.

The valleys will be a little warmer with highs into the low 70s. The fog is out there and will return as soon as Sunday.

Next week we are looking at more fog, Tuesday and Wednesday especially.
Those days will be the coolest days of the week. The good news is still out there with offshore flow moving in late in the week with a mild Santa Ana event.

This will warm everyone up especially where the winds will blow. This is predicted to be a mild event so winds in the Ventura south, areas will not be crazy.

Santa Barbara will only have the positive results of offshore. Warmer temps and no wind. This should be the best weekend with warm temps we have seen in a long time.

Mark your calendar and call your friends from out of town. It will be a chambers of commerce weekend. I guess I am really putting myself out on the limb, I hope I am right.

I personally look forward to the warmth, it has been a long cold winter and spring to date.

Have a great weekend, lots of good NBA playoff games on. Golden state plays today and the Lakers on Sunday. If you a clippers fan, they play Sunday also.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 14, 2023 at 02:52 PM

Good Friday morning,

As we saw over the mountains yesterday a weak system in SCAL has caused some rain in LA. anywhere from 1/10 to a high of 1-inch https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMLOS  Here no rain, but high pressure and a warm-up will arrive as soon as this low flows through today https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=26.3,-112.6,5z/date=2023-04-14,03:30,-7

Saturday some warming, but nothing crazy warm. Sunday should be the warmest day with highs in the low to mid-70s.

As always, this time of year the valleys will start to warm up with the coast starting out with some low clouds, before clearing.

Next week we will see more of the same with fog along the coast in the mornings and continued low 70s for all.

I do have some good news for later next week if you like the heat. Models are calling for a big warmup later in the week and into next weekend with our first heatwave for the season.

In the meantime enjoy cool spring weather with not a lot of excitement. Enjoy the weekend and sunshine for most. with no more rain in sight 😊

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 12, 2023 at 03:58 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

May gray, June gloom in April, and the coldest season in over 50 years .
Where the rest of the country is seeing a heat wave, we are seeing a cold wave.

A weak low-pressure system is over Oregon and has pushed the cool air and fog over us. https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=35.77,-120.47,6z

Tonight this will move south over land with no rain, just cold, damp, drizzle and wind.

Thursday will be quite chilly with highs for most in the lower 60s

High pressure will begin to build in on Friday starting to warm us up.

Saturday and Sunday should be a pleasant weekend with highs in the low to mid 70s

Next week looks to continue with typical spring weather with all systems remaining to the north with pockets of wind, clouds and cool weather .

I promise it will warm up sooner then later , the weekend will be nice and we can shed our sweatshirts for the afternoon. Remember I just deliver the forecast, I don’t make it :)

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 11, 2023 at 03:48 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Not much excitement out there and that’s a good thing regarding the weather.

The fog this morning is a little deeper at 1000 feet. Clearing along the coast will be slower, with some western areas seeing no clearing.

Tonight cold air moves in which will create some wind from the Northwest, breezy but not crazy.

Wednesday a weak system hits southern California, not affecting us. Just cooler temps. If any rain it will be down below LA. https://zoom.earth/#view=30,-111.5,5z/map=live

Thursday more wind, cooler temps. No heat wave here, unlike a lot of the country.

Friday through Monday we will be on a warming trend, bringing in warmer temps for the weekend. Highs will rise into the low to mid 70s.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 10, 2023 at 04:16 PM

Good Monday morning

It was fun to watch the fog start to flow in last night around 7:30 pm (see attachment ) The days are getting quite a bit longer. Sunrise 6:34 am Sunset 7:26 pm


High pressure remains in place,  pushing any weather systems to the north. https://zoom.earth/#view=33.7,-110.3,4z/map=live

This week, typical spring-like weather all week long. A weak system passes through creating nothing more than a morning, low clouds, and some wind times. Today high pressure rolls some fog along the coast and clear in the valleys highest today along the coast will be in the upper 60s thanks to the fog, but upper 70s in the valleys.  

Spring has begun and Tuesday not a lot of change high-pressure moves east replaced by a very weak low pressure which will do nothing more than bring up some wind on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings along the coast along with cooler temperatures. As we move into later in the week really there are not a lot of changes, it looks like the weekend will be nice. High pressure will build in keeping everyone in the mid-70s for just perfect spring-like weather with no rain in sight.

Have a great week will be checking in.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 10, 2023 at 04:14 PM

Happy Easter,

As we rise, I look outside and wonder what’s going on…. Fog !!! I have not seen low fog in months.

The fog level is a low 600 feet so this will burn off early, around 10 am. We will see a nice sunny day.

Here in SB, the fog will keep us in the low 70s, but the Valleys should rise into the upper 70s.

The great weather will continue into the beginning of the week, with highs remaining in the 70s Monday. https://zoom.earth/

Tuesday has some cooling, but still nice. Wednesday's weak low pressure will bring more marine layer and fog .possible a little drizzle Wednesday or Thursday morning.

Next weekend, sunny skies and high pressure builds back in to make a nice weekend. still no rain in sight….

let’s look at lake levels this is amazing https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/22189/638132588340230000 Nacimiento is 94% and San Antonio is 67%

We all know about our local lakes are all full and we are close to double the annual rainfall for the entire rain year Oct 1 to Sept 30th https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf Amazing.

I hope everyone enjoys the great day out there, then it is back to work on Monday.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 03, 2023 at 03:28 PM

Good windy Monday morning, 

Oh, the fun of the wind. There will be plenty of it today, especially in the mountains, looking at 70-mile-an-hour winds. Locally 30 miles an hour to blow those tarps around.

Other than the wind, we will be chilly through Tuesday then we start to come out of the cold and calm throughout the week into the weekend. 

Not any big changes to the forecast, just wind the next 2 days, national championship game is tonight ( Go SDSU ) Did you know it has been 25 years since the west coast has been in the championship game? I hope that UCON does not blow SDSU away in the wind like our weather. Nothing to lose …. 

The rest of this week we will look towards warming and a great holiday weekend coming up. Happy birthday Dina, and I hope everyone has a great week!

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Apr 01, 2023 at 08:23 PM

Happy April,

We are starting a new month the right way, with no rain Insight. Today is the first day of April for jokesters.

Here is one that I can relate to Can bees fly in the rain? Sure, if they wear yellow jackets!

With all seriousness, it is great to see dry weather through the entire week, with no rain. “How long has it been “

You are going to love your Saturday; it is going to be sunny and warm 4 to 8 degrees from Friday. still a few degrees below normal, upper 60s. 

Sunday some onshore flow, nothing exciting, a fair overall day. Sunday night a cold inside slider brings winds from the Northwest. https://zoom.earth/

Next week we will see dry weather with mostly clear skies, all week long and by the end of the week….. 70s … now how about that !!!!

Not a lot more to say but enjoy the dry weeks' weather. What am I going to do with all my extra time?

ok lastly let’s give some lake levels https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/22189/638132588340230000 Nacimiento

https://www.vcwatershed.net/fws/reports/reservoir-report Ventura https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf Santa Barbara

You want to know about snowpack ? https://ktla.com/news/california/californias-all-time-snowpack-record-within-reach/

Have a great weekend.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Mar 31, 2023 at 04:38 PM

Good Friday morning,

It has been a rough March with so much more rain, but today March ends and we welcome April on Saturday.

Happy birthday to Terri and Andrea. March has been an amazing month after an amazing January. With all the rain and snow in our local mountains,

It has been the coldest winter in 50 years.

We will talk about this picture for decades to come, March the 30th 2023. The Santa Barbara Mission with the hills behind yesterday (great photo Mike)

Today we start with sunshine and warmer weather. The best news is rain is not in the extended forecast. The weekend will be full of sunshine, even if it is cooler than normal.

Just look at these crazy numbers for the season to date with the rain. Santa Barbara is 35 inches, San Marcos pass 75 inches. We have almost doubled rainfall for the entire year to date.

We are 214% of normal, The pass is 222% of normal to date. This is absolutely amazing https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf

and of course, all our lakes are full.

High pressure will build in today with just some high clouds at times and highs in the mid-60s, still 10 degrees below normal https://zoom.earth/

Saturday will be a great day with highs in the upper 60s and lots of sunshine.

Sunday is a nice day, but maybe some marine layer then wind in the evening from the northwest.

next week, a few inside sliders which means some wind, and no rain. April always seems to be quite windy with sundowners from the Northwest.

This will likely be part of our forecast all month. In the meantime let’s begin to look forward to putting this rainy season behind us, and beginning to enjoy the spring and summer months.

Can you imagine that we might have to turn the heater off and switch to AC in the months to come? It has been a long time.

Have a great weekend, and don’t be fooled on Saturday, April 1st

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Mar 30, 2023 at 02:02 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Last night the rain came down hard in spirits as the low dropped south. Results we better than expected and totals for last night and the entire storm were greater than originally predicted.

San Marcos pass added another 3 inches to the season's totals SB 1.5 inches. last night everyone was .70 to 1.5 inches of additional rainfall https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMSBA The low is dropping south then moving east this afternoon. Rain will be showery this morning then stops this afternoon. Currently just off the Santa Barbara coast.

https://zoom.earth/ . Here is the current radar  https://radar.weather.gov/station/KVBX/standard  

The good news is we will see dry weather after today. There should be no substantial storms through mid-April. “Yes, that’s what I said “ amen

This does not mean any rain, maybe a few weak systems, but no substantial ones. let spring arrive and start to dry us out and warm us up.

Today, is chilly, with showers and snow levels at 3500 feet. highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s . 10 to 15 degrees below normal .  

Friday zonal flow which means no rain and more sun, with a few degrees of warming

Saturday and Sunday are more of the same. warming each day, but temps will still be below normal.

Next week a weak system will bring showers to the interior but should keep us dry. cooler, but what’s new?

As I said we are then looking at an extended dry period. April brings spring flowers and warmer temps. I am hoping this holds true. it has been a long wet rainy season.

Have a great day, 2 days left in March.

Jack Martin