Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Dec 08, 2022 at 02:42 PM

Good Thursday morning,

What a fantastic cooler day we had yesterday. The views we have in Santa Barbara area are so fantastic. Every day seems to be a photo memory from the beach to the mountains. I got to visit both yesterday; from Miramar beach to Lake Cachuma. I have a great job at times.

Today the changes will start with low pressure systems affecting our weather through Sunday.  Starting the day it is 45 degrees at my house right now.Tonight a weak low will work its way through with only chances of rain in SLO County. Just cold everywhere else.   https://zoom.earth/

Friday will be a cool day and night with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s in the valleys and 40s in SB.

Saturday through Sunday night we are looking at another wet weekend. Rain will start north to south Saturday afternoon then drift towards us Saturday night.

Sunday we are looking at a 4-to-8-hour period of rain, with showers after. Rain rates at around ½ inch per hour.

This will be a good rain maker for this time of year. It looks like coastal areas and valleys will see 1 inch or more with the mountains and hills seeing more rain with good uplift. 1 to 3 inches is likely.

Next week we are looking to be dry and quite chilly for our area.

Enjoy another rainy weekend, we love and need the rain.


By Jack Martin on Dec 07, 2022 at 07:46 PM

Good Wednesday morning, 

Days and nights are zipping by these days as Christmas is fast approaching in 18 days.

Yesterday the weak system that was going to bring minimal rain never dropped any rain in Santa Barbara county, but SLO received 1/10 to 2/3 of an inch of rain. https://zoom.earth/#view=38,-113.7,4z/map=live

Today and Thursday cool weather with temps 6 to 12 degrees below normal. Starting your day it is 37 in Santa Ynez and 47 in Santa Barbara. 

Highs today will not get out of the 50s and tonight it gets chillier in the valley with 32 degrees and low 40s in SB. Thursday is another chilly day. 


By Jack Martin on Dec 01, 2022 at 10:39 PM

Welcome to December,

This week has been a moving target for a weather person because there have been numerous changes to the rain.

I promise it will rain, but when it will start and how much will fall have changed with the 2 next systems.

let’s start with today:


By Jack Martin on Nov 30, 2022 at 12:45 AM

Good Tuesday morning, 

One day closer to the rain, as we try to tighten up the forecast. 

We have 2 different systems that will affect us this week, likely Thursday through Sunday. The first is a warm front coming off the pacific with some subtropical moisture attached. The second is colder with less rain potential, but some downpours are possible. So let’s start with today. 


By Jack Martin on Nov 08, 2022 at 05:58 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Last night after the rain stopped, the clouds parted for a great sunset from the freeway. 

Rain!! What a wonderful word for California. We saw light to moderate rain Monday and last night.

Rain totals are a good start for the storm, but the real rain will come later in the day. So far mountain areas have seen around an inch of rain and local areas ½ inch.

Montecito is approaching an inch so far.  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/getlocal.php?prod=LAXRRMSBA

Earlier this morning rain was falling locally, but the bulk of the rain is over LA and San Francisco right now.


By Jack Martin on Nov 03, 2022 at 04:14 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Chilly and windy out there.  Did you feel the winds last night? It was rocking my outside TV with the wind at 40 miles an hour last night.

There is a brush fire in Goleta near Ward Dr. burning some of the eucalyptus trees fueled by the winds.

Today we will see the Northwest winds start to shift to the Northeast and bring us a cold Santa Ana wind even into the weekend

Tonight will be the coldest night with Santa Ynez falling to 32 degrees, here in SB we will see a chilly low 40s.

Highs will get into the mid to upper 60s which will keep it sweater weather through the weekend.

All eyes are now on the mid-range forecast with a weather system coming in early next week.


By Jack Martin on Nov 01, 2022 at 06:38 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

November first has arrived and so will our first rain for the season. https://zoom.earth/#view=45.8,-98.9,4z/map=live

This storm will hit late in the day and will move through quickly and it will be over by Wednesday morning.

It looks like a 2-to-3-hour period of rain tonight, and over by 11 pm. We will see a typical 1/10 to ¼ of an inch. This is very typical for the first system that comes right around every Halloween.

The next event will be the wind and cold air. This is a cold system so temps today will be 8 to 15 degrees below normal.

Wednesday will be 15 to 20 degrees below normal; some mountain areas will even see some snow, with snow levels at 3500 feet.

Wednesday night through Thursday night will be quite windy with winds blowing 20 to 40 miles an hour with gusts of 60 in the mountains.


By Jack Martin on Sep 16, 2022 at 05:54 PM

Good Friday morning, 

The weekend is almost upon us. It looks like we will have a chance for rain Sunday night into Monday as the first Pacific Northwest storm system is forming in Canada. This will dive south over the next few days and bring us a chance of rain Sunday night into Monday. This will not be a big system, but it will likely make it all the way through Santa Barbara and then die out before it gets to LA.  Not a big rain maker 1/4 of an inch in SB and maybe 1/3 on the central coast. 

This will be a one-and-done system and bring cooler weather for all. Yes, it appears fall is in the air and we will start to see some changes, especially as the valleys cool more at night. 


By Jack Martin on Aug 11, 2022 at 07:13 PM

Good Thursday morning,

I hope everyone is having a great week. Tonight we are in for a nice treat at sunset with the full moon.

This is the largest moon of 2022 and a supermoon called the sturgeon moon. https://video.foxnews.com/v/5664738472001#sp=show-clips

Last night we got a preview of the moon, which was spectacular.

I was at the beach with my granddaughter seeing it rise, it almost took up the entire Eastern skies.

Ed was on it last night also and got us a preview photo, but tonight is the night for the full moon.


By Jack Martin on Jul 27, 2022 at 06:09 PM

Good Wednesday morning, 

Cooler weather is on tap for us through the week. 

It will feel more like June instead of late July. Not a lot of excitement in the next 3 days.

Temps will be slightly below normal with highs along the coast in the lower 70s, and inland valleys in the mid-80s.

Nights will cool nicely into the lower 60s. Just fantastic summer weather in my book.