Jack's Weather Report

6/8/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 09, 2023 at 02:44 PM

Good morning from Foggy Santa Barbara,

It is still way better than the East coast where the wild fires in Canada are making life miserable.

For us back here getting rain in June is not usual. The last time we saw rain was June 2015 – .005 of an inch. Before that 2011 – 1.14 inch

And our funky weather is not over yet, we will continue to see fog, damp mornings drizzle, and light rain possible all the way through Sunday along the coast.  Looking up into the mountains calling for a 50% chance of rain on Sunday 40% Saturday. This is due to another low-pressure system that is going to affect us. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.64019060134889&lat=34.489013796838194

As it gets closer to the weekend we will see how this all materializes but anyway we look at it it’s going to be damp with light rain possible . As far as mountain rains go this is looking to bring a good chance to inland areas southwest California.

Just read this crazy paragraph:

As the trough moves into the region over the weekend, the air mass

will destabilize. A vast majority of the EPS, GEFS, and CMC

ensemble members have rain at most airports across Southwest

California between Saturday and Sunday, but the timing and exact

amounts are the most uncertain aspects of the forecast. With the

instability with the trough and it being June with a higher sun

angle, a slight chance of thunderstorms was kept for now. Amounts

will vary widely due to convective nature of storms. Forecast

ensemble precipitable water mean values range between 0.60-0.80

inch, or close to 150 to 200 percent of normal, while some

ensemble members throw decent CAPE values over portions of the

region. CMC members kick out decent CAPE values between 600-1200

J/kg over KSDB, KWJF, and KPMD.

 

Stay tuned, but I guess it’s better than the smoke on the East Coast.  Just look at this before and now picture. Thanks, Mark.

Jack Martin

6/7/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 07, 2023 at 04:03 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Who would’ve known June was going to bring us rain. Just amazing the past two days.

Everyone received anywhere from a quarter to a half an inch of rain and now it looks like this spinning low pressure system is moving east.
The weather today should improve  and we will actually see some peeks of sun.

As far as the forecast for today, chance of mountain showers, but not likely along the coast. Cool with highs only in the 60s https://zoom.earth/

Thursday and Friday clouds return, and slight improvements, slightly warmer but nothing to bring us out of this funk.

The weekend, another low pressure system. This one looks to bring again some drizzle, possible light rain, along the coast, but not like we’ve had the past two days. A chance of Some Mountain showers over the weekend. But for the most part, it will be better weather than what we have seen for the first half of this week..

It’s just crazy to think that we’re at June 7 and we’re still receiving rain. I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever seen this late in the year. I can’t remember the last time I seen rain other than drizzle in June.

Here’s a few pictures from yesterday afternoon as the rain started to come in late in the day, thought I would share. Enjoy the dryer day, but remember it’s still June gloom and it will continue the rest of the week.. 

Jack Martin

6/6/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 06, 2023 at 04:50 PM

Just another day of crazy weather for 2023. Take a look at the low pressure system, spinning, and dropping some showers over top of various locations. SLO has received 1/2 inch of rain in areas over night.

We have received 1/3 of an inch on San Marcos pass and .13 in SB. With varying amounts in other locations (so far) 

https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=33.9,-118.7,5.63z/date=2023-06-06,03:50,-7

Our rain chances are going to diminish as we get into the morning over the next couple hours however, they will return again in the afternoon over the mountains. Threat of thunder showers remain at around 40%.

Here’s what the activity looks like right now https://radar.weather.gov/station/KVBX/standard

Today cloudy with a chance of rain.

Wednesday, the spinning low moves out of the area, and our weather will start to improve. But not by much.

Thursday, low clouds and fog return and we get into the same June gloom pattern through Friday.

For the weekend, well, it looks like another low pressure system is going to drop down upon us and bring another threat of rain. June rain isn't that crazy. 

Jack Martin

6/6/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 06, 2023 at 04:50 PM

Just another day of crazy weather for 2023. Take a look at the low pressure system, spinning, and dropping some showers over top of various locations. SLO has received 1/2 inch of rain in areas over night.

We have received 1/3 of an inch on San Marcos pass and .13 in SB. With varying amounts in other locations (so far) 

https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=33.9,-118.7,5.63z/date=2023-06-06,03:50,-7

Our rain chances are going to diminish as we get into the morning over the next couple hours however, they will return again in the afternoon over the mountains. Threat of thunder showers remain at around 40%.

Here’s what the activity looks like right now https://radar.weather.gov/station/KVBX/standard

Today cloudy with a chance of rain.

Wednesday, the spinning low moves out of the area, and our weather will start to improve. But not by much.

Thursday, low clouds and fog return and we get into the same June gloom pattern through Friday.

For the weekend, well, it looks like another low pressure system is going to drop down upon us and bring another threat of rain. June rain isn't that crazy. 

Jack Martin

6/5/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 05, 2023 at 05:58 PM

Good very wet morning, 

There’s actually drizzle and light rain in the hills along the coast and leave it off low pressure system. That’s going to give us a chance of rain in June. Just take a look at this little blob, spinning off the coast right around point conception. https://zoom.earth/

This has already messed up our morning because it is pea soup out there wet everywhere. And as the day progresses, we even have a better chance of some rain later in the afternoon, especially along the mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura about 30%. https://radar.weather.gov/station/KVTX/standard

As the low pressure system spins through Santa Barbara. 
Today will be damp, chilly, and this afternoon some afternoon showers over the hills.

On Tuesday the chances of rain shifts more to the north in SLO and Santa Ynez have a greater chance for some afternoon showers.

Wednesday the spinning low pressure system begins to move out of the area, but it really doesn’t improve our weather much the chances for precept go down, but expect low clouds and fog to remain along with cooler temperatures all week long.

Wednesday through Friday cool and foggy. 

As we get into the weekend, there’s another low pressure system that does appear to remain to the north, so it really shouldn’t affect us that much but it will still keep us cool.

Anyway, you look at our funky weather pattern just seems to keep continuing into the second half of the year now. 

Be careful out there. It’s quite damp this morning.

Jack artin

6/4/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 05, 2023 at 05:54 PM

Good foggy Sunday morning, 

After a 1 day break from the fog, we are back in the thick of it. 

Through mid week we will be seeing a couple low pressure systems affecting us with just more of the same fog, deeper marine layer, cooler temperatures, and even a very slight chance of rain in the mountains. 

Today the marine layer is about 1750 feet which means afternoon clearing. It will be a cool day. When the fog does clear we’re going to see some clouds over the mountains. 

It’s not likely to create any rain, but a low pressure system is going to pass through tonight. Highs today along the coast 68 and 77 in the valleys . 
https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=34.6,-116.9,4.76z

On Tuesday will have another low pressure system. Come through this once a little bit stronger bring us a 20% chance of rain in the mountains only coastal areas it’s going to be just foggy and damp. 

Oh, after Wednesday, it looks like we will start to improve our weather some hot spectacularly, but will start to see more sunshine inland along the coast. However, the fog will continue.

Enjoy, it will get hot at some point, until then more of the same.
It was 85 in Santa Ynez yesterday and 71 here. If you want warm, u must cross the pass, but today 10 degrees cooler, but 77 in my eyes is perfect.
       
Have a great Sunday 

6/1/23

By Jack Martin on Jun 01, 2023 at 03:14 PM

Was that a reverse oasis we saw yesterday for 2 hours in the morning Wednesday???

As we start the day (June 1st) it is all about June gloom. The fog level is at 5500 feet, and we will see little clearing along the coast today. https://zoom.earth/

This afternoon winds will ramp up from the North and bring up 15 mile per hour winds just in time for Santa Ynez graduation (hang onto those hats)

Friday, one more foggy day will bring some drizzle in the foothills. Good news however for Saturday, it looks like we will see more sun in the valleys and upper 70s to 80 degrees.

Coastal still fog, but we will see some sun and low 70s. It does look like the lake will be in the mid-80s, so if you want warmer and sunshine head to Nascimento.

Sunday will start out ok, but low pressure moves in and cools us down a little.

Next week, June gloom continues and so does the cooler weather. At some point it will begin to warm up, but not next week.

Enjoy the weekend, it will be as good as it gets of late.

Jack Martin

5/31/23

By Jack Martin on May 31, 2023 at 04:20 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

The last day of May has treated Santa Barbara with blue skies. That is not the case however in many other locations in southern California. https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=34.5,-133.8,4z

The wind last night helped to blow the fog away from SB. Don’t expect this to be the case for days to come, but we will take the sun for a day.

Thursday starts June Gloom moving from May gray.  It does look like the fog will return for all with Friday and Saturday bringing back some blue skies.

Sunday another cool down as low pressure settles in again. That’s the way it is, enjoy the sun while it lasts.

James Taylor should put on a great show at the bowl tonight, bring a jacket or sweatshirt and enjoy.

Jack Martin

5/28/23

By Jack Martin on May 31, 2023 at 04:17 PM

Good Sunday morning,

Ugh, just another foggy ugly morning. It just seems like it will never warm up.

Sadly week after week it’s the same forecast: fog, drizzle, cooler temperatures, repeat again this week.  You can just see the fog hovering along the coast and Valley’s. 
https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/

It’s all about cooler temps, highs in the 60s along the coast, low 70s in the valleys. This will pretty much be the story all week with the possibility of drizzle and even light rain by mid week. This  is all thanks to the never ending low pressure systems that wants to hover over us. Even lake Nascimento is it chilly 68° today and will warm up to the low 70s.

As the week progresses we’ll look forward to the weekend where possibly it’s going to warm up a little bit as a quick high-pressure system built-in. Otherwise we are just going to transition from May gray to June gloom hopefully some better news as we get closer to the weekend.

Jack Martin

5/22/23

By Jack Martin on May 22, 2023 at 08:51 PM

Good foggy Monday morning,

May gray is upon us and there is no relief in site. Fog is 2500 feet thick and extends into the valleys. Coastal clearing is not likely until late in the day or not at all.

Valleys will break this afternoon. The mountains even have a 20% chance of thunder showers today. Highs today will be mid 60s coastal and low 70s in the valleys.

A matter of fact that’s the story for the entire week.

Thursday and Friday a weak system descends from the pacific northwest bring a chance for some rain, but most likely just a deeper marine layer drizzle and light rain possible.

The Holiday weekend looks to maybe clear earlier and warm slightly, but temp’s sill below normal for this time of year. Even Lake Nascimento will be cool in the 70s for the holiday weekend

All you lake goers, bring a sweat shirt.

You can see the weak system that will work its way towards us https://zoom.earth/

Have a great week