Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Apr 29, 2019 at 02:49 PM

Gloomy morning out there.

Fog, drizzle and cool temps are the story for the day, and the week ahead.

The story for the next 2 days is going to be a cut-off low spinning off shore.


This will bring in a chance of light rain this afternoon and tonight for mainly the southern 2/3 of the forecast area.

This low pressure system is just spinning off shore and will begin to move onshore this afternoon. Depending on the north or south track, we could see some light rain tonight and Monday morning.



By Jack Martin on Apr 26, 2019 at 02:46 PM

Good Friday morning,

It is like pea soup out there. Very damp this morning with the fog layer extending into the valleys today.

Today will be a cooler day, with temps a few degrees cooler than yesterday. Fog will clear slowly today, with valleys clearing mid day.

For Santa Barbara, we will likely see fog well into the afternoon. We will also see the clouds of the mountains with a slight chance of thunder storms.

Likely not, but it will pretty the skies with the puffy white clouds after the fog breaks.


Thursday Forecast Update

By Jack Martin on Apr 25, 2019 at 02:53 PM

Good Thursday morning,

One more warm day inland with cooling along the coast. Today a weak low pressure system will affect the area starting this afternoon.

For us, the most we will see are the pretty puffy colds building over the mountains. There is a slight chance of rain over the Ventura mountains.

Friday and Saturday really begin to cool off. Fog should get to 2500 ft and drift into the valleys.

It is looking to be a cooler weekend with low clouds and fog.

Sunday should start off with fog. There is even a chance of drizzle in the morning.


4/24/19 Weather

By Jack Martin on Apr 24, 2019 at 02:44 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Tuesday sure was a great day. We hit 83 in Santa Barbara. Paso robles hit 90.

Not much excitement to talk about this time of the year, and the next 5 days are exactly that.

The excitement comes in fog verses sunshine. Hot verses cooler, But here we go.

Today. On shore flow is back to coastal areas. I can see the mist in the air through my security cameras.

Inland valleys will still remain above normal temps, coastal areas will drop into the upper 70s.

Still nice overall.

Thursday, low pressure drops in. This will do nothing more than give us greater morning dampness and fog along the coast.


4/23/19 Forecast

By Jack Martin on Apr 23, 2019 at 03:12 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

Today is the day, if you did not get enough of the warm and sunshine over the weekend, you will want to take the day off.

You will not be disappointed.

Off shore flow will bring temps up 10 Degrees to the mid 80s for today.

If you can’t take the day off, then be sure to get home early and enjoy a great great spring day. 


Wednesday will also be nice, but onshore flow will return. It will cool off along the coast, with some fog possible.


Monday 4/22/19

By Jack Martin on Apr 22, 2019 at 03:39 PM

Good Monday morning,

If you liked the weather on Easter Sunday, you are really going to enjoy the next 3 days.

I went to brunch at the boathouse. Wow was it nice there. They were packed with folks all dressed up in Easter egg colors, and the beach was packed too, like it was a summer day. 

The only down side to the next 3 days is most of us need to go to work. 

High pressure and a mild Santa Ana wind event is going to warm us up each day. 

Today we should see temps around 80 degrees with lots of sunshine.

Right now the only fog is in the Santa Ynez area, but that will clear quickly.


Easter Sunday Forecast

By Jack Martin on Apr 22, 2019 at 03:34 PM

Good Sunday morning and Happy Easter,

I guess spoke to soon yesterday when I said the drizzle missed Us. Shortly after I sent out the report, there it was.

I Hope the Easter egg hunters did not get too wet on Saturday.

From the sky: https://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/h5-loop-wv.html

Today you will not be disappointed.



By Jack Martin on Apr 22, 2019 at 03:30 PM

Good Saturday morning,

Looks like Santa Barbara escaped the drizzle this morning. That’s great news for any kids going to the Easter egg hunt at Elings Park.

However, it is chilly out there so dress them warm. It starts at 9am. If that’s too early for you, there is another one at La Cumbre mall at 10 am.

Today will remain on the cooler side. Fog and low clouds will be around till noon, then the sun will prevail and warm us up.

Tonight looks like the wind will come up. We are expecting a north sundowner wind.



By Jack Martin on Apr 18, 2019 at 09:55 PM

Good Thursday morning, 

Not much change in the forecast, so let’s start with something fun. 

Lake Cachuma has now hit 80%. Even without the threat of rain, it keeps climbing a little each day.


Nacimiento is at 86%.

Weather, today will be sunny and warm, with weak off shore winds. Highs in the upper 70s.



By Jack Martin on Apr 17, 2019 at 03:07 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Tuesday brought us some light showers early, and wind in the afternoon and last night. Now your going to like the next 3 days.

High pressure is building in, and temps are going to jump today through Friday. Expect 70s and 80s the next 3 days.

Friday night into Saturday morning, a low pressure system drops over us where rain is not really going to be a factor.