Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Mar 04, 2019 at 06:19 PM

Good Sunday morning,

It has certainly been very active from the weather front. Next week will be no different.

Saturday’s system brought us almost 2 inches of rain, and between the 2 storms last week, 3 inches coastal and 4 inches in the mountains. 

This active rain pattern is going to continue. Today there is still a chance for scattered showers, but where they fall, it will likely be less than 1/10 of an inch.

Tonight and Monday will be dry. In reality it will be one of the few dry days next week.

Monday night, the next system starts to roll in. You can see it taking the same path and rolling in from Hawaii.


Rainy Saturday 3/2/19

By Jack Martin on Mar 04, 2019 at 05:58 PM

Once again, the heavier rain came over night. Of course it is like an alarm clock for me. 

At least I went to bed at 8 pm. 

Looking back on this rainy season, and past. Typically we will get good rain for a week, then a break for a week.

This year however, there has been no real breaks for a week. 

This trend will continue next week, as we have 2 more systems lined up for Tuesday night though Wednesday, now another on Friday. 

Everyone is now over 100% of rain fall for the year. Some are as much as 141% so far. 

We know of 2 more systems to come after today’s rain. Then we have the month of March.

At this pace there is no reason we will not fill all lakes. 


March the 1st Has Arrived

By Jamie Graham on Mar 01, 2019 at 04:06 PM



By Jack Martin on Feb 28, 2019 at 04:45 PM

It is the last day of February and we have had quite an active weather month. 

Yesterday the rain started out quiet, but as the day went into the evening, the rain picked up.

We received close to 3/4 of an inch yesterday.

Where this was not a heavy rain. It certainly will keep all the creeks flowing.


Today will be cool and cloudy. Any rain chances should go away in the next few hours.

Friday, a weak ridge for the day. Then Friday night, the next system rolls in. 



By Jack Martin on Feb 27, 2019 at 04:49 PM

Good Wednesday morning.

Another rainy Wednesday. I have not been keeping track, but I think Wednesdays the entire month of February have been wet.

Today will be no different. This next system will be on the weaker side. It also appears we will have a little time this morning to button up some work.

Rain is in SLO right now and moving south into Sant Maria.


Looks like the Santa Ynez Valley will see rain around 9 am and Santa Barbara around 11 am.


2/26/19 Weather Update

By Jack Martin on Feb 26, 2019 at 03:56 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

If you are going to northern California or the Sierras today, it is going to be wet and snowy.

For the Sierras, they are setting up to break records for snowfall for the season. The AR is going to be right over them through the day, before it begins to drop south.

Looks like they will see 2 to 4 inches of rain and a few feet of snow. (what are they doing with all that snow )


For us, we will see high clouds. Then as it turns to the night, the rain in the Bay areas drops to the south.

Rain will start up in the central coast around midnight, then drop south. Rain will start up in the Valley around dawn and arrive in Santa Barbara around 8am.



By Jack Martin on Feb 25, 2019 at 04:43 PM

Good Monday morning,

So much for the forecast of a dry week. 

Take a look, there is lots of Action that will begin to affect Northern California tonight. 

You can see the spinning low. It is also pulling the subtropical moisture from Hawaii into Northern California. 


Rain is back in the forecast for Tuesday night on the central coast. Then sagging south on Wednesday affecting us. 

The Tuesday night through Wednesday night system is going be felt the most over the central coast.

They will see 1/2 to 3/4 of a inch. Northwest foothills can see 1 1/2 inches.


2/24/19 Sunday Weather

By Jack Martin on Feb 25, 2019 at 04:39 PM

Good Sunday morning,

It now is looking like we will see some rain on Wednesday. It will be on the lighter side, but the rain will likely sag far enough south to affect our areas with some rain.

For your Sunday, we will have a nice day with a high in the low 60s.

Monday, another day like Sunday.

Tuesday, the clouds will start to stream into the area. Rain will stay to the north.

Tuesday night the rain will start up over the central coast, then move south.

Wednesday looks like we will see rain. This will be on the lighter side for Santa Barbara, maybe ¼ of an inch. The central coast will see a little more rain around ½ inch.


2/23/19 Saturday

By Jack Martin on Feb 25, 2019 at 04:36 PM

Good Saturday morning, 

The chill continues. Waking up this morning in Santa Ynez, it is a chilly 30 degrees. Santa Barbara and Montecito, 42 degrees.

Any way you look at this, it's like a winter blast of cold. I know folks that live in the Midwest and east coast would laugh at me by saying this.

However us in Southern California are just not use to this cold. 


Last night I was driving home from my office at around 5:30 and the sun was still up. We are gaining more day light each day.

One week from today, daylight savings is back. We gain an hour of day light in the evening.


2/22/19 Calm Weather Ahead

By Jack Martin on Feb 22, 2019 at 05:20 PM

Good Friday morning,

It has been a wild month of February, with crazy storms. This last system was very exciting for some.

However, Santa Barbara missed all the ACTION.

Areas to the north, Santa Maria, SLO, and Santa Ynez all saw 1/2 of a inch. We saw 2/100.


The most exciting part was yesterday, when that red cell went through Nipomo.

Gordon sent me some photos, then Andy came through with the video.