Jack's Weather Report


By jack martin on Nov 02, 2023 at 08:55 PM

Good Thursday morning,

What a week it has been for hot weather. The Santa Ana and off shore winds has kept everyone hot and dry all this week. We have one more day of dry weather and hot before we begin to get a break.

It looks like Friday we will shift to neutral and onshore flow will begin.

This will cool us down some and coastal will start to see some morning dampness with onshore flow. The valleys should stay warm.

This weekend will be fair, with some cooler temps but still above normal.

Next week looks like a series of lows will pass to the north with Seattle getting quite wet. Rain however will not make it this far south. Central coast at best, but not likely.

A series of systems will roll through to the north next week bringing us wind at best and some onshore flow.

Bottom line no rain is in site.

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 31, 2023 at 04:26 PM

Happy Halloween day,

It will be a big night for some neighborhoods with many kids roaming the streets. Overall it will be a great night for them with warm weather until after 8 pm. Highs will remain in the 60s for all during the period and start out in the 70s.

For today it is about the winds to the south, and low humidity. This spells high fire warnings in the mountains https://www.weather.gov/lox/

Here is Santa Barbara, no wind, just cool 55 to start and it will warm to 80 degrees today. The valleys a chilly 37 degrees and it will warm into the 80s.

That is pretty much the story all week, highs will stay in the 70s to low 80s all week with cool nights. This will require a jacket or sweatshirt in the morning.

Happy Halloween to all, I am trying to decide whether to go to the valley and see my grandkids all dressed up or lay low, time will tell.

Have a great day,

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 30, 2023 at 04:27 PM

Good Monday morning,

It is a chilly morning if you are waking up Santa Ynez with a 36-degree start. Here is SB 47 degrees.


As mentioned Saturday, this week is all about Santa Ana winds, cold nights and warm days.

All week we will see on and off, offshore flow dry air with daytime highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s in the valleys.

Tuesday is Halloween, and it will be a great day. It will stay warm for the kids trick and treating until after 8pm when they will go to bed. Then cold again Wednesday morning.

Overall this entire week will be dry, and warm days, with chilly nights. Enjoy the clear skies and great weather with no rain in site this week at least.

Saturday night did you feel the thumps in the sky at 2 am? It woke me up and sounded like booms in the distance, but it was only Vandenburg launch at 2 am.

Have a great week,

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Oct 30, 2023 at 04:20 PM

Good Saturday morning,

If you’re waking up in the Santa Ynez valley. It is a cold 41 degrees...

in Santa Barbara a chilly 54 degrees.

The weather this next week is all about the Santa Ana winds. As high pressure will keep everyone chilly at night and it will warm up into the mid 70s coastal to mid 80s in the valleys.


Look at these swings in Santa Ynez where lows around 40 at night will change to 80s during the day. That’s easy math of 40 degree swings.

Flying further south to Santa Ana county. It is all about the winds. You are looking at on and off Santa Ana conditions with wind gust of 65 miles an hour Sunday and Monday.

High pressure and Santa Ana conditions will be the forecast for the entire next week, which translates into cold mornings and warm afternoons. This is very typical for this time of year, when Santa Ana conditions affect us spring and fall.

Speaking of fall, Nov 5th we turn the clocks back and we get one fewer hours of daylight in the evening. Darkness will be setting in by 5:30 pm for the next 3 months.

If you’re an early person like me, darkness hangs on till after 7am right now. That will change next Sunday where 6ish we will see daylight. If you’re a night owl you might want to start your days earlier if you like the sun and daylight.

Current sunrise and sunset today in Santa Barbara, California: October 28
7:15 AM & 6:09 PM
That’s less then 11 hours of daylight!

Since we are looking at all the seasonal facts. The current ocean temp is 63 degrees, wetsuit weather unless you are visiting from somewhere else and you don’t care … or have a wetsuit.

Ok that’s it for the day, a longer report this morning to make up for the lack of reports during the week. Sometimes my day job makes me skip the report, but today it will be an easier day without many employees.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the fall weather. A jacket or sweatshirt is required this morning.

Jack Martin


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