Jack's Weather Report


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


By Jack Martin on Jun 26, 2023 at 04:40 PM

What a great weekend it was with the sunshine, returning to Santa Barbara and some sundowner winds last night kept it clear and warmer well into the evening.

This week we’re looking at clear skies most of the week, highs in Santa Barbara will be in the low 70s and in the valleys, upper 70s.

As we arrive into the second half of the week it looks like a big warm-up, especially in the valleys, expect upper 80s to low 90s. Santa Barbara should warm up into the upper 70s.

These temperatures are still below normal. The first half of the week is going to be perfect weather. Anything in the 70s is perfect for me.

Have a great week!

Jack Martin


By jack martin on Jun 22, 2023 at 10:59 PM

What a great start to the summer yesterday was, it was just beautiful with all the sunlight through to almost 9:00 PM

Today we have a weak low pressure system that is working its way through the central coast and out towards Nevada. That’s will do nothing more than keep us cool. Today along the coast will be in the upper 60s and slightly warmer by a few degrees in the valley, well below normal:

Some sundown winds are possible tonight.

Looks like more clouds on Friday with the marine layer hanging out a lot of the day. 

The weekend pattern will not change much, highs in the upper 60s to 70 in Santa Barbara and in the valleys mid to upper 70s.

Looking into next week not a huge pattern change - morning low clouds, then clearing another cool week.

If you trust the extended models, it looks like we should start to warm up the first week in July and if the models are correct, July will be above normal temps for the entire month. We will see how that plays out but we’re due to break this pattern.

Have a great day 

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jun 21, 2023 at 05:55 PM

June 21 at 7:57 AM, we welcome Summer! Yes, today is officially the longest day of the year and it should be a nice one. Looking at the satellite, not a lot of action to the west today should be relatively clear with some low clouds, but for the most part a nice first day of summer. Here’s how it looks from the sky.
To spite the sunny weather today, temps will still be slightly below normal.
Looks like maybe some wind this evening from the north west down to Santa Barbara.
On Thursday and Friday looks like a return to the marine layer and even drizzle possible. Temps will also drop off and will cool 5 to 7 degrees and be 6 to 15 degrees below normal, especially in the valleys.
Looking into Friday and the weekend, we’ll start to recover again and things will begin to warm up, bringing us back normal temperatures for this time of year.
More sunshine, warmer temps, 70s and 80s for the weekend.
Enjoy your first day of summer. It should be a nice one, but we’re back to June gloom Thursday and Friday.
For the parade on Saturday I think we’ll be seeing some sunshine. Mark your spots on Santa Barbara St. Near Playa Azule where they sell margaritas outside... it makes the parade more entertaining 😂
Have a great first day of summer ☀️


By Jack Martin on Jun 14, 2023 at 04:30 PM

Good Wednesday morning,
Take a look, last night around 8 o’clock sun came out and made a great sunset. But our June gloom continues.
Today a low pressure system north to south will pass through later in the day, which really will have no effect on us, other than our typical June gloom. https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=33.2,-108.3,4z/date=2023-06-14,01:10,-7
Clearing will start to occur in the valleys around noon and then along the coast later in the afternoon.
The Low pressure system goes through tonight and it can create some showers over LA mountains. Nothing here.
Thursday will be cooler.
Moving into the weekend some warming through Saturday, highs in the lower 70s along the coast and uppers-70s in the valleys. We will see better sunshine though Saturday.
Next week another low pressure system rolls through and basically gives us more fog and cooler temperatures. No relief from the cooler weather of fog at this point, but we’ll see what the second half of the week brings us.
The only good news to this forecast is you’re saving money from heating and AC.
God is helping with this through our natural A/C from the ocean temps.
Have a great day.
Jack Martin