Jack's Weather Report


By jack martin on Mar 14, 2024 at 08:39 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Wow what a fantastic evening it was last night. I sat out on my outside deck for the first time in 6 months enjoying the views and my firepit.

Just me and Jack Johnson on my speakers.

Last night it was calm at my house, but just to the northeast in Montecito, the winds blew at 60 miles an hour. Northeast winds will affect Ventura - south today.

Winds will blow 70 miles an hour in some locations south of us, SB will be just fine.

The good news is this will be a short Santa ana event, and winds
will calm on Friday.

The weekend also is looking good, just great weather on tap. It looks like offshore flow through Tuesday. Sunday into Tuesday some valley areas will see upper 70s to low 80s.

Mid-week next it looks like we will see a cooling trend start, but no rain in site. https://zoom.earth/ here is zoom earth.

Enjoy the great weather through Tuesday in SB. Montecito to LA windy into Friday morning, then it turns warmer.

The weekend starts Friday for those with a flex week schedule.


Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 11, 2024 at 11:26 PM

Good Sunday morning,

If you’re looking out the window, daylight came an hour later today.

Or if you have a regular clock and a smart clock, the hours are different and yes, it is daylight savings.

A Storm system to the north will just bring us some high clouds, but overall a nice day. Rain in San Francisco and to the north.
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Today will be in the upper 60s to low 70s with a nice overall Sunday.

I mentioned earlier, daylight will be one hour longer so we will be light into the 7 o’clock hour tonight.

Regarding our weather, there will be a weather system that will stay well to the north really not affecting us other than maybe some fog.

Other than that we are clear sailing for the entire forecast week will be nice weather through the week with no rain.

Enjoy the new work week and next weekend because you do not have to make any plans around the weather. It should be pleasant all week and through the weekend.

Have a great Sunday

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 11, 2024 at 11:22 PM

Good Saturday morning,

We will make this one a quickie because we want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weekend that we’re going to have.

From the sky over top of the west coast, you can see rain to the north and sunshine south of San Francisco. We should have a very nice weekend with highs in the low 70s..

Even better news is there is no rain in the next seven day forecast.
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It does look like a very slight chance of rain Monday, Tuesday in SLO. Here may be a little bit of low clouds and fog, but no rain.

Mid week we are looking at an inside slider, which basically means some wind with no rain, offshore flow will build and it will warm up into the low 70s towards the end of next week. Santa ana winds typically in the spring and fall and this means that spring is in the air warm up the air and start enjoying the outdoors again.

Have a great weekend

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 08, 2024 at 05:32 PM

Good Friday morning,

Congrats to all, we deserve a great weekend and we have earned it. After a long-wet February we will have an extended period of dry weather starting today.

Today upper 60s, Saturday and Sunday upper 60s and low 70s with lots of sunshine. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.66885379329322&lat=34.4347774931571

Where there are still storm systems to the north on the west coast, we will have dry weather all the way through next week, with the exception of some light rain on the central coast Monday or Tuesday. Here is zoom earth with rain, snow and ugly in the pacific northwest, I am sure they want out of there. https://zoom.earth/

Back home just look at these rain totals for the season. Santa Barbara has received 1 ½ times more rain for the entire year than average and 180% more for the year to date.


The good news just keeps coming, because on Sunday we turn the clocks ahead and we start getting an extra hour of daylight at night. This is very exciting for all.

We love the extra daylight at night. Remember turn clocks ahead if you are still old school. Most of us now get this done automatically thanks to technology.

lastly, for all ready for the lake in Nacimiento this year, just look at these lake totals. 92% full jus crazy numbers and still rising. Every other lake is full. https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/22189/638132588340230000

I can feel it, spring is coming ...Amen for that!

Have a great weekend.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 07, 2024 at 10:47 PM

Amen, the rain is over for awhile. Rain ended last night with wind early this morning. We received 2/3 of an inch to 1.14 at Refugio.

Where it was a smaller rain, all the ground is saturated, and water ran off onto roadways everywhere.

It was a mess on freeways with water all over them. There were lots of accidents out there due to hydroplaning.

The good news is we will dry out through at least Tuesday and likely beyond. It is time for this crazy rainy season to come to an end.

Highs are on the rise through the weekend and it will be a fantastic weekend with highs into the upper 60s. https://zoom.earth/

Enjoy the sun and lets dry out, this is getting really old!

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 05, 2024 at 06:25 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Are you sick of the rain like I am? well we have 1 more storm to deal with, then it looks like we will see dry weather for awhile.

Today we will have dry weather and sunshine. Today will be warmest day until Friday.

Tonight the next storm starts to move in https://zoom.earth/
We will see rain likely after 4am on Wednesday into Wednesday night.

How much ¼ to ½ inch for most locations, but of course Santa Barbara will see more just like every other storm this year. Likely 1/2 to 1 inch.

This is also a cold storm with snow levels 400 to 4500 feet.

By Thursday morning the rain is over, and it now looks like the extended forecast will be rainless. Some fog possible for the weekend, but at this point it looks like the extended period will be dry.

One more day of dry, then 1 day of rain. Followed by extended period of dry weather.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Mar 04, 2024 at 07:03 PM

Good Monday morning,

The first Monday in March and the finish of the first storm in March with some impressive numbers to start the month.

Today we will see some wind, but really no rain here, a few spotty showers on north facing mountains. More wind in SB this afternoon and tonight from the northwest just like last night. It looks like 2 dry days before the next storm arrives Wednesday.
This is 1100 mile west of SF right now... https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=39.7,-117.2,4z/date=2024-03-04,00:30,-8

It will slowly move towards us, but this one is a little more unpredictable. Models are not sure of the exact track and it might become a cut off low.

Regardless it looks like rain Wednesday and Wednesday night. 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch. Then clearing Thursday and into the weekend, with nice weather on tap.

Hopefully we will start to see a dry pattern after Wednesday's storm.

It has been an incredible year to date for rainfall especially in the Santa Barbara and montecito area. Santa Barbara is at 141% above rainfall for the entire year, and it is only March. 189% for the year to-date and we are not done yet. Numbers: https://files.countyofsb.org/pwd/hydrology/Rainfall%20Reports/rainfallreport.pdf

Ok that’s the Monday update, enjoy a few days of dry weather.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 04, 2024 at 06:58 PM

Today will be a nice overall day, but some showers are still in the forecast. https://zoom.earth/

The low-pressure system to the north is still pumping moisture into the entire west coast.

The snow level s at 4000 feet and more snow is likely, just look at the poor eagle at big bear in the snow, through the wind and cold, protecting its eggs right now

Today will be cool, windy this afternoon in areas and snow on some Santa Ynez mountains tops 4000 feet and above.

You will see much more sunshine today then rain. On Monday the system moves East and northwest winds will blow in Santa Barbara.

Overall 2 days of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, with some high clouds Tuesday, before the next system arrives on Wednesday.

Yes, more rain is in the forecast for Wednesday. It looks like ½ to 1 inch of rain will fall Wednesday into Wednesday night.

Thursday, we clear up and sunshine returns will a gradual warm up into the weekend.

Today might be a great day for a drive to Santa Ynez. It will be picture perfect over the Pass with some snow on the Santa Ynez mountain above 4000 feet.

Regardless of what you do today the views out there will be fantastic. I just love the skies after a good rain.

Have a great Sunday.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Mar 01, 2024 at 06:58 PM

Good rainy March the first,

As advertised yesterday, light rain and drizzle has arrived. We have only seen light rain and drizzle totals of 3/100 to 10/100 of an inch as of 5:30 am.

Pearl went out this morning to do her duties and came back telling me it was raining, and please dry me off. 😊

The low-pressure system is still well to the north and will not really start affecting us until later this afternoon.

What you are seeing now is really a heavy marine layer with light rain and drizzle. https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/conus_band.php?sat=G17&band=09&length=12

The low-pressure system to the north is going to be a big snow maker in the mountains of Nor-Cal. They are expecting many feet of snow in the mountains.

Mammoth is looking at 4 to 5 FEET of snow . Just look at the size of this cold system well to the north https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/

This is a very cold system which will bring us temps well below normal all weekend long. Temps 8 to 10 degrees below normal today and 10 to 15 degrees below normal Saturday. As far as wind goes, it will get quite windy this afternoon with mountain winds 35 to 45miles an hour, here in town 20 miles an hour.

Rain will really arrive later in the afternoon and fall light to moderate tonight and Saturday, ending Saturday night. How much? ½ to 1 inch in SB.

1 to 2 ½ in the mountains. The most in SLO and Northern SB county. Snow levels 5000 feet tonight then lowering to 4000 feet Saturday. No real local snow and the Grapevine should remain without snow. Resorts are going to be windy with heavy accumulations of snow.

Sunday through Tuesday should be dry, but quite windy Sunday, and very chilly. Next week will start to dry off, but it looks like more rain Wednesday. This looks to be a weaker system with only light rain. We will not focus on this one until next week. In the meantime the weekend will be chilly, rainy, and windy. Not a good weekend for outdoor activities. It will be a good indoor weekend. Watch a movie or get caught up on paperwork with me ☹.

Welcome to March, let’s hope winter rains will be almost over. I am tired of the rains.
Stay dry.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Feb 29, 2024 at 07:38 PM

Good Thursday morning,

The excitement of the day is it is a leap year. All baby’s born today will have a true birthday every 4 years. I am sure we will hear about this on the news tonight.

Today as you can see, it is all about fog and low clouds. Some drizzle in areas, but damp for all.

Today a much cooler day with marine layer at 3000 feet. It will be dry today, but light rain for some tonight.

Friday morning, rain to the north and drizzle here. Rain will move in Friday late morning to early afternoon here. This is not a big rain makers. To start 1/10 to 1/4 inches through Friday. Friday night and Saturday more rain, but spotty. It will also be windy at times.

This is a cold storm with snow levels Friday night at 5000 feet lowering to 4000 feet Saturday. This may affect the grapevine I-5 traffic.

Rain will be moderate and showery Saturday with the greatest totals in SLO with up to an inch of rain. In Santa Barbara .5 to 1 inch in total is likely. Some foothills and mountains 1 to 2 inches.

Rain will be over Sunday morning, with windy and cold conditions.

Drier weather into Tuesday now, then rain chances come back Tuesday night into Wednesday. The next system looks to affect northern areas more than us on Wednesday.

In the meantime, more rain starting Friday and Saturday. But it will not be like other systems. There is no subtropical support with this one only cold air. This will produce winds and mountain snows.

For the weekend you will not be working on your sun tan. It might be a good weekend to clean your garage or closet 🤔🤣.
Regardless, we take what we get, March the first is Friday and daylight savings starts in 10 days 👍👍

Jack Martin