Jack's Weather Report

More Rain Coming

By Jack Martin on May 09, 2019 at 03:00 PM

It is pretty amazing that we are talking about rain for the second time this week in May.

Besides that, this next system is going to drop a fair amount of rain, not the .15  or .25 of an inch we have seen from recent storms.

This is another cut-off low that is going to give us rain starting Thursday night into Saturday morning. This system will be very showery in nature, with rain totals varying. We can expect real rainfall however, with totals of 1/4 to 1/2 inch in coastal areas and up to a 1 inch in the foothills and mountains. 

So when will this all happen ? 


There is a slight chance of mountain rains this afternoon, but this will likely be ove Ventura and LA mountains. 

Today will be another foggy day, with the cloud deck at 5000 feet. We will likely see no clearing today, like the past 2 days.


5/7/19 Weather Update

By Jack Martin on May 07, 2019 at 04:49 PM

Good Tuesday morning, 

Interesting weather yesterday. Our cut-off low brought Santa Barbara and Montecito rain at 8 am for a few hours.

This was interesting, because north Goleta saw only sprinkles. Rain in Santa Barbara and Montecito was real, with moderate showers. 

Even with the morning showers, we still only saw around 1/10th of an inch. 

Today, rain chances are gone. We will just have clouds and fog. This trend will continue through Thursday morning.

Temps will be well below normal for this time of year. Highs will be in the 60s each day, with limited sunshine. 

Thursday afternoon, the next cut-off low drifts over us. Without saying, this may do the same as Monday's system.


5/6/19 Rain?

By Jack Martin on May 06, 2019 at 03:13 PM

Good Monday, May 6, 2019. The cut off low is still drifting around. This thing has wobbled to the north over the Central coast and is now moving back over the ocean and will move south today:


This thing has a mind of it's own and computer models always have problems figuring out what cut off lows will do.

It does now look like it is going to get caught up into the jet stream and it will move south and east today.

Rain chances for Santa Barbara will begin this morning. Rain is over Santa Maria now and will move into Santa Ynez and to SB.


Good Sunday Morning

By Jack Martin on May 06, 2019 at 03:10 PM

Hope everyone had a great Saturday. The sun managed to peak out later in the afternoon. 

I went to the new Rosewood Miramar to check it out. It was quite chilly at the outdoor beach lounge, but packed with people.

It is quite the property, if you have not been by. You should check it out.

It is amazing that the light of day is beginning at 5:30 Am now.

We are just slightly more then 6 weeks away from summer solstice and my favorite parade in Santa Barbara.

Today we are starting out with clouds. The cut-off low that we have been talking about for the past week is landing on the central coast.

It has been drifting all week, and finally is here.


This will affect our weather over the next 2 days. There is a chance for showers through Monday.


Good Foggy Saturday Morning

By Jack Martin on May 06, 2019 at 03:05 PM

A blanket of fog is going to make clearing slow today.

Sun should prevail in the valleys this afternoon in the valley, but fog in the coastal areas might stick around later in the day.

Here is the weather story for the next week. It spells 2 different cut-off lows.

The second one that arrives Thursday into Friday and is in the picture now. Look well out to the west. 


Let’s talk about the first cut-off low first. This is around 800 miles off the coast. 

It is going to drift closer as the hours move on today. 


5/3/19 Weekend Weather

By Jack Martin on May 06, 2019 at 03:01 PM

As far as today and the weekend weather, we are looking at fog, drizzle and a chance of rain starting Sunday through Monday. This is all thanks to the cut-off low that has been spinning in the Pacific. It will be inching closer and should be over point conception on Sunday. 


As mentioned yesterday, there is not a lot of moisture with this system. However, rain is possible Sunday and Monday.

Low pressure moves over Arizona on Tuesday, so rain chances will go away. 


5/2/19 Weather Forecast

By Jack Martin on May 02, 2019 at 03:20 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Another week rolling past. Today is even like Friday for businesses with a flex schedule. 

Today and Friday will be nice spring days, with some fog in the morning, but clearing fairly early. We are starting out today with clear skies in SB.

Temps will actually be normal to a few degrees above normal. Expect highs in the lower 70s today and Friday.

Friday morning will be a repeat of today. Where Fog occurs, it will clear early in the day.

Friday night, the cut-off low will move a little closer and begin to affect the weather.



By Jack Martin on May 01, 2019 at 05:25 PM

Welcome to a new month. My goodness, the days, weeks and months seem to fly by. 

Last evening the northwest winds came up some and drove the low clouds and fog out of Santa Barbara. Leaving us clear skies this morning.

For others, the marine layer is 4,500 feet thick. This will bring us another cooler day. Actually it is starting out quite chilly today.

Overall, it will be a nice day with high pressure building in. SB May might even get to 70 degrees today.

Thursday, high pressure and some weak off shore winds arrive. This will warm up inland areas, but coastal, it will not be enough to keep the fog away. 


4/29/19 Rain Forecast

By Jack Martin on Apr 29, 2019 at 03:03 PM

Look at that, we had .15 inch of rain overnight in Santa Barbara. My rain clock woke me up at midnight to hear and see the rain dropping. That was a sight we have not seen in awhile.


The cut off low is spinning right over us right now. Rain is falling in Santa Maria and north. I expect Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez to see more rain shortly. Rain for us should end by noon. Ventura to LA will see rain move in this morning and last into the afternoon. This system is very showery in nature, so most areas will see totals vary. 1/10 to 1/3 is expected. Santa Barbara is already half way there. 


Lake Cachuma

By Jack Martin on Apr 29, 2019 at 02:52 PM