Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Jul 11, 2023 at 06:14 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

What a great Monday and Monday evening it was to be outside. The high in SB hit 81 degrees yesterday, and last night on my deck, a perfect 73 degrees.

Waking up this morning 55 degrees with fog trying to drift back on top of us.

This will likely cause some fog along the coast, and some western faces will not see sun until the afternoon. Overall however it is going to warm up, especially in the valleys.

Santa Ynez will see low 90s and climb into the mid 90s this week. SB 80s as we get into the week.
Wednesday the big warm up really takes over, and warm temps are going to stay through the weekend.

Thursday night-evening SB is looking at a sundowner event. This one will be a warm sundowner with temps at the high of the day at 9 pm. Yep you heard me. Warm compressed air will heat up our atmosphere in SB.
Beyond, just warm weather, but nice swings at night to cools us down. 50s at night and 80s to 90s during the day. Some higher elevations will likely stay in the 70s Wednesday night and Thursday.

Just great weather this week, get out there and enjoy!

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 10, 2023 at 05:02 PM

Good Monday morning,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Sunday was a fantastic day with lots of sunshine everywhere and nice temperatures.

As mentioned for the past number of days, it’s gonna warm up. As you can see the title page of the national weather service, Oxnard forecast with all the red colors to the interior valleys.

We should see lots of sunshine this week. With warming temperatures each day. The coastal areas will stay mostly clear with minimal, if any fog.

A little fog in Lompoc this morning and trying to trace into the Santa Ynez Valley regardless, it will be minimal.

As the week goes on Wednesday, we really start to warm up coastal areas upper 70s to 80s, valleys in the 90s, and everywhere else... well over 100

It looks like the heat will be with us all the way through the week. There’s a hint of maybe some coastal fog and onshore flow For the weekend, but other models are calling out for the heat wave to continue into next week.

Regardless, it’s going to get hot in all interior valleys like Bakersfield, Paso Robles, Fresno, etc.

Enjoy the mid July weather, it’s gonna be gorgeous along the coast, and hot inland.

Have a great week,
Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 10, 2023 at 05:00 PM

Good Sunday morning,

Beautiful start to the day lots of blue skies out there and sunshine in Santa Barbara.

Still bit chilly, but it should warm up to the low 70s in SB and as the week progresses the Mercury will climb a few degrees each day, and by the end of the work week we should be at 80°

In the Santa Ynez valley a chilly start to the morning still only 56°, but it will warm up to be in the mid 80s and then each day moving forward a few degrees warmer by the end of the work week mid 90s so it’s gonna warm up quite a bit!

In the interior valleys, just down right hot 🥵 everybody be over 100° probably time to pack your bag and come to the coast

This is all thanks to high pressure pressure again and summer heat wave will start.

Stay cool, and pack that sunscreen, summer has arrived
Enjoy your week

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 10, 2023 at 04:52 PM

Good Saturday morning,
It should be a fairly nice weekend with temps near normal.
mid 80s in Santa Ynez and low 70s in SB.
Winds last night is keeping the coastal fog out of SB this morning, but many other coastal areas are seeing fog to start the day
A weak dry system will roll thought today, not affecting our weather much for the weekend.
Next week we will see warming temps with a heatwave in the interiors.
As the week progresses it will get warmer, starting out in the 70s to 80s then warming.
Coastal SB it looks like some marine layer will hang around, but not as long as we have seen of late.
Santa Ynez valley, you’re going to get warm, upper80s to mid 90s.
Interior, Bakersfield etc just hot with temps over 100 degrees.
It is summer now and the mercury will be climbing for some months to come.
It is always interesting listening to the national news when they talk about how hot it is out there… record breaking temp, hottest day on earth …. 😂 I laugh because they are not talking about our area, it has been a very cool summer and spring this year.
Enjoy just a nice weekend
Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 05, 2023 at 04:28 PM

Happy 5 of July, it’s Wednesday and the start of the work week for some.
I hope all had a good Fourth of July.

Interesting weather in Santa Barbara yesterday where the sun didn’t come out until after lunch, and the Mercury only in the 60s. It was cold here.

In contrast, the valleys were hot and are coming off a heat wave... 90s and above for the past week.

If you live in the valley you’re gonna like the changes because the highs today will only be 81°. Along the coast another chilly day, high of 68.

Thursday very little change more of the same, Gaviota will get some wind Thursday night.

Friday not a lot to change. Sundowner winds in Santa Barbara Friday night.

Saturday, good news, all the wind will likely drive to fog off the coast and we will have a sunny day, highs will be in the mid 70s.

Sunday we start to warm up. Matter of fact next week is looking hotter past holiday weekend for at least the valleys, deserts, and lakes.

Along the coast, you will be very happy, because mid 70s will prevail. Valleys 90s to 100 plus. Record temps in Simi Valley is 110+

It’s going to be a full-pledged heatwave for inland areas. Next week will definitely put a strain on the grid and raise your air conditioning bills. We’ll see the first high demand period for electricity. With some power outages in areas are likely.

Enjoy the fun, summer has arrived...
the cold along the coast will be a distant memory.
The Pacific Ocean is your friend next week.

Thank goodness I have Solar and backup batteries 😄

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 05, 2023 at 04:24 PM

Happy 4th of July,

I don't know about you, but the 4th of July on a Tuesday does not seem right. Work on Monday then you have today off. Not for me, I am working.

Last night I was on the outside deck loving Santa Barbara. As much as many hate the fog in SB, 74 degrees at 7:30 pm is just fine with me.

Yesterday I had to run up to santa Ynez, it was a great drive. The lake is full and the views are fantastic. As I climbed the Pass it was 73 degrees on the ocean side, 90 degrees in just minutes.

I really could only know this by looking at my thermometer on my truck, but when I arrived and opened my door, I felt it , that’s too hot for me.

I will stick with the Fog, and my views from my house in the evenings.

Today, good news for the valleys. A cool down is starting. Highs will only be in the 80s. Santa Barbara on the other hand has even a deeper marine layer. If you want sun and 85 , take the drive I had yesterday. Otherwise a sweatshirt and beach walk sounds pretty nice. Got to love the natural air conditioner called the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, and back to work for most. Another cool day for all. Highs in the 70s along the coast and 80s in the valleys.

Beyond that, we are looking at a very slight warm up into the weekend. Not much change, but great California weather.

Next week, long term models are advertising another heatwave for valleys.

No one needs heat, humidity or bugs that you get East of the Rockies.

Enjoy your 4th of July, however you are celebrating!

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 03, 2023 at 03:30 PM

Good Monday morning,

Some of you are waking up getting ready for work, others are enjoying the extended holiday weekend.

If you’re one of the lucky ones to have the day off, this will be the last hot day in the valleys and inland areas.

If You’re hanging out in Santa Barbara, fog to start the day and then mid 70s.

If you’re in the Santa Ynez Valley, you’re looking at another high 90°

And if you’re at lake Nascimiento, another 100 degree day.

Looking across country mostly clear skies except for the far northeast.

High pressure is moving east out of California and will be replaced with cooler weather starting Tuesday.

Tuesday and Wednesday expect days to be pretty much identical. A lot of the coastal fog to start each day and clearing and highs and low 70s.

The valleys are going to start to cool down into the mid 80s. It doesn’t look like the fog will make it into the valleys on the Fourth of July, but likely on Wednesday.

For the rest of the week, 70s along the coast and 80s the valleys, just nice weather.

Looking through the weekend into next week looks like high-pressure establishes and we start another heatwave at least in the valleys and interior.

If your in Palms spring, one more really hot day before you get a slight break.

Have a great day, off to work for me!

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jun 30, 2023 at 03:57 PM

Good Friday morning, 

Night and day difference between the coastal area and the inland areas this morning.

Along the coast, you’re waking up to some fog, but just across the hills, sunshine!

It’s going to be a hot weekend inland. With some areas in the valleys rolling into the 110° mark... along the coast we will see some night and morning low clouds, but still it will clear mid-mornings and warm up into the upper 70s and possibly low 80s by the end of the weekend.
In the valleys just hot, 90s to low 100s. 

Starting next week, I have a little cool down in the beginning of the week, but it will still remain nice.

Looks like the Fourth of July will be the coolest day of the week. Temps should remain normal. High this weekend will be 10 to 20° hotter than normal.

Enjoy your holiday weekend. Lots of traffic out there tonight.



By jack martin on Jun 29, 2023 at 04:37 PM

Good Thursday morning,

The month is coming to a close, and it looks like it will end on a good note and warmer weather. If you love 80s along the coast and 90 to 100 in the valleys you’re gonna like this forecast.

Today high pressure is building and temps will be on the rise.

Starting on Friday, we will really start to warm up lasting through Monday. Along the coast, we’ll see mostly sunny skies with the exception of Catalina, where there’s going to be some clouds.

Everyone will start to see warmer temperatures throughout the weekend through Sunday for sure possibly Monday.

For your Fourth of July, which is Tuesday by the way, it looks like we will start to cool down, but still in the 70s coastal and 80s in the valleys.

If you are heading to the lake, Nascimento or San Antonio, you’ll be in triple digits throughout the entire weekend cooling Tuesday.

This weekend along the beach is gonna be busy, looks like Santa Barbara should get into the low 80s both Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday.

It should be a great holiday weekend. I’m sure traffic will ramp up on Friday and then Tuesdays ride home.

Maybe the fourth on a Tuesday will break up the traffic a little bit. We will see, but the Santa Barbara and central coast will be the spot to enjoy for this holiday.

Have a great day,
Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jun 28, 2023 at 03:33 PM

Good Wednesday morning,
It looks like summer weather is going to arrive, especially inland, and in the valleys.
Looking across the country and zoom earth, you can see some weather that’s creating havoc on the East Coast and the first tropical storm in Mexico. This is really just going to drift out to sea, and won't do much, but it shows us that summer has arrived.
For us, still some fog along the coast and clearing as we get into the weekend, it will warm up. The real warm-up is going to be in the valleys Saturday and Sunday, the south Santa Clarita and those areas. Our Santa Ynez Valley will be in the 90s. Coastal will remain nice, but cooler with upper 70s and some morning fog.
Next week we will continue to have warmer weather through mid week and it’ll cool down the second half. Temps will remain around normal for this time of year the second half of the week.
It looks like it should be a nice holiday to hang out in Santa Barbara and enjoy the weather and not have to worry about traveling anywhere!
Enjoy the weather,
Jack Martin