Jack's Weather Report

3/13/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 16, 2020 at 02:35 PM

Happy Friday the 13th. Not sure if I even want to be near the stock market after the beating, it has taken this week. But Friday the 13th is a lucky day for them so far, with DOW up 1000 points. 

As far as weather goes, finally that cut off low is moving out of the area. Now centered over the California - Arizona border. We are still having a chance of wrap around moisture through this morning.  

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/conus_band.php?sat=G17&band=09&length=12

3/12/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 12, 2020 at 04:22 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Wow what a week for weather and that Virus…..sporting events gone.. Wow!!!

Weather wise, quite an interesting system that has been hanging around all week. It is South of us at around LAX.

The low is going to move East today and ramp up the rain chances again. Looks like late morning, early afternoon we will see wrap around moisture mainly over the mountains, but will likely spill into our coastal areas since they are so close. So expect more rain today…

3/11/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 11, 2020 at 02:29 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

As we all know, the rain kicked in yesterday finally after the mis-behaved cut off low finally moved in. “that Bad child is grounded“

The low created quite a mix of weather yesterday with heavy downpours to sunshine. “I felt like I was back in Hawaii”

Because this is exactly how the weather was there. Today is really no different with the movement of the low. It is just floating out there.

3/10/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 10, 2020 at 02:22 PM

Good Tuesday morning, 

Yes, the rain finally arrived. My rain alarm was walking into my office at 4am with Pearl being wet. So I knew the rain was starting.

What can we say about cut off lows. They are a forecaster pain in the ......

They tend to spin and move as they please. This one is 400 miles west of point conception now. It was forecast to be 350 miles west yesterday .50 mile makes a big difference. Regardless the rain event is now here. This of course is fueled by the subtropical moisture. This you can see with the yellow color on the satellite.

3/9/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 09, 2020 at 02:37 PM

Good Monday morning, 

As sunrise approaches, so does rain for SLO and northern SB county. 

The rain is just starting up in Lompoc and will spread over the areas in the next few hours.

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/animate.php?root=radar_cr&list=VBX_7.png,VBX_6.png,VBX_5.png,VBX_4.png,VBX_3.png,VBX_2.png,VBX_1.png,VBX_0.png

The low pressure system does look quite impressive, but is spinning 600 miles west of point conception.

3/8/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 09, 2020 at 02:29 PM

Good Sunday morning, 

Waking up and looking at the different clocks is a challenge. Which ones are right?

Walking outside will tell you it is really an hour earlier, because it is still dark at 6:30 am.

The rain on Saturday was more wide spread then we were expecting. Carpinteria received .26 and Santa Barbara .00.

Other areas were also all over the board. I guess if you averaged all areas, the 1/10 of an inch was just about right on. 

3/07/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 09, 2020 at 02:20 PM

Good Saturday morning,

Wow, when was the last time you saw a graphic like this:

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=192&y=118&site=lox&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=192&map_y=118

It certainly is a nice sight to see. Bring on the rain……

Today we will have basically a gloomy day, with fog and drizzle. Maybe a little light rain…Temps will also be on the cool side in the 60s.

Tonight the weak low pressure system moves east and we will have a dry Sunday.

Sunday, a slight warm up and we will likely see some sun.

Sunday night the cut-off low that has been advertised for the past week will begin to move towards us.

3/6/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 06, 2020 at 04:50 PM

Good Friday morning,

Here we are at the end of the work week, we will see a cooler weekend, then rain.

7-Day Forecast

Starting out today, the marine layer has blanketed over us. Fog will likely hang in most of the day, keeping us cooler.

Tonight the weak low pressure system to the north drops over us. This will bring a deeper Maine layer and some drizzle possible Saturday morning.

3/5/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 05, 2020 at 03:58 PM

Good Thursday morning, 

The marine layer has descended upon us, creating fog 1800 feet and below.

The marine layer will burn off around lunch time and we will see cooler temps today. 

To the south, a weak off shore flow still exists, so some warming there.

Friday will be a carbon copy of today with some fog and cooler temps in the 60s.

3/3/2020

By Jack Martin on Mar 03, 2020 at 03:48 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Yes, morning came early after 4 hours of sleep, but it is nice to be home ....I think!!!

Today the forecast is all about the off shore flow and Santa Ana winds. This will make for a warm day in LA and Santa Ana wind prone areas.

Some areas will reach the low 80s. For us, we are looking at mid 70s, but a great overall day. 

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.6575927734375&lat=34.44202613062484

Wednesday off shore flow to start, then onshore in the afternoon. This will bring back the marine layer.