Jack's Weather Report

Tuesday Change

By Jack Martin on Mar 19, 2019 at 02:57 PM

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was sunny, warm and dry. Today we wake to fog, damp and temps 6 to 12 degrees cooler than Monday.

A storm system is approaching, and will allow rain to fall starting tonight. 


Looks like 1/4 to 1/2 inch in SB, and Santa Ynez.

A little more in SLO and a little less in LA.

Wednesday looks to still have some showers, however models are backing off some on these.


Good Monday Morning

By Jack Martin on Mar 18, 2019 at 03:38 PM

What a fantastic weekend. Highs were in the 80s and the weather reminded me of what I love about this area. 

Today will be nice, but cooler. A weather system is starting to move our way and the dome of high pressure is moving east. 

Tuesday the next system moves in. It looks like rain will hold off until the evening and after midnight for LA.

Wednesday looks to be showery with rain here and there.

This is not a big weather system, because there is no subtropical support.

Expect 1/3 of a inch with a little higher On the central coast and a little less in LA.



St. Patrick's Day Forecast

By Jack Martin on Mar 18, 2019 at 03:36 PM

Good Sunday morning,

What a treat we had yesterday. Great weather. Warm sunny 😎 and perfect.  if you had the day off.

I drove to LA. It hit 87 degrees in the valley. Santa Barbara did hit the 80 degree mark also.

I even sat on my deck, watched TV, the Worriors played last night for the first time in long time.

Nice to extend the indoors back outside. 

Today will be pretty much the same as Saturday, but I get most of the day to enjoy the weather.

Highs will be in the upper 70s and some 80s.

The dome of high pressure is amazing to see on the satellite.

Take a look:



Weekend Heat Wave

By Jack Martin on Mar 18, 2019 at 03:23 PM

Good Saturday morning, 

Bring the warm weather on. Looks like the next 2 days will be fan-tastic.

Highs in the 70s and some low 80s. The last time LA hit 80 degrees was November 15 2018. 

Look at the big dome of high pressure keeping all the clouds away: 


All, if you look to the north over the ocean, this is the next weather system out of Alaska. This will affect our weather Tuesday night and Wednesday.


Weekend Weather 3/15/19

By Jack Martin on Mar 15, 2019 at 03:11 PM

Good Friday morning, 

Did you miss me yesterday? There was no excitement with the weather, so I did not think I needed to write a report.

Until now…

It is going to be a fantastic weekend. A weekend we all have earned with all the rain and cold of this year. 

Great weather will continue through Monday. 

Saturday and Sunday will in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Just great spring weather.

In Santa Barbara and really everywhere, except Ventura and points with Santa Ana winds. You will need to battle northeast winds today and Saturday.

If you look at the satellite you will see a massive storm in the Midwest.



By Jack Martin on Mar 13, 2019 at 03:08 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

That wind blew hard all night. I need to go and pluck all the covers and pillows out of the pool.

Winds are going to settle down this morning from the northwest in SB, but pick up from the northeast. Ventura south will feel it now. 

The system that went through Monday is now turning north and is going to hammer the Midwest and Colorado.

Take a look, you can see it on the map:

Regarding our weather. We are in for a nice spell of warm, sunny and dry weather. 


3/12/19 Forecast

By Jack Martin on Mar 12, 2019 at 03:17 PM

Good Tuesday morning, 

Monday presented us with a few surprising showers in Santa Barbara.

These were not in our forecast area, but they were to the south of us. 

Rain was enough to get the streets wet, but did not really record as rainfall.

Just enough to create excitement on open roofs and scramble with out plastic. 

Today the low that pushed through the area is moving into Baja Mexico. 

No more showers here, but LA will likely see some.

North facing mountains in LA even saw 6 to 12 inches of snow last night. 



3/11/19 Forecast

By Jack Martin on Mar 11, 2019 at 03:57 PM

Good Monday morning, 

Sunday weather behaved as forecast. Some showers over the hills, but none made it to the coastal areas except for Carp and a bit of Ventura. 

Today, there is a low pressure system spinning off shore. This is far enough to the west that it will not affect our weather.

This is going to continue south then east into Mexico later today. The only chance of rain or snow will be over the mountains to the south:


Tuesday another weak system rolls through. This will do nothing more than create wind Tuesday night and Wednesday. 


3/10/19 Sunday

By Jamie Graham on Mar 11, 2019 at 03:53 PM

Good Sunday morning, 

Did you turn your clock ahead? If you did not, it is an hour later than you think. 

I actually slept in until 5:30 today... daylight saving time.... 

Today will be another cool and cloudy day. Looks like dry through the morning, then a chance of rain or snow this afternoon.

This system is dry and cold. The best chance of rain is in the mountains.

This afternoon you will see the pretty puffy clouds over the mountains.

If they fill up enough, you will see rain along the coast and snow above 3500 feet.

It will not amount to much, and showers will be spotty. Some areas can see 1/4 of an inch and others none. 




By Jack Martin on Mar 11, 2019 at 03:47 PM

Good Saturday morning,

After night, we will see one more hour of day light in the evening. Yes it is spring forward time.

This is actually good for myself and Lynn, because we might be getting up in the 5am hour instead of 3 or 4am. 

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed. 

As far as the forecast goes, today will be dry, but there is a weak system heading right a the central coast:


This will cause rain to the north and a chance of rain in Santa Barbara. I think everyone will see rain from Santa Ynez to the north.

Santa Barbara and south will see very little. 1/10 is about right.  This system rolls east on Sunday and another runs at us from Oregon.

This system is over land and is moisture starved. It is also quite cold. Snow levels will drop below 4000 feet.