Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Jul 24, 2023 at 03:30 PM

Good Sunday morning,

Take a look at the monsoonal moisture drifting up from the South. You normally do not see flow south-to north, but today you can see it on the satellite. This should not do anything more then give sprinkles in a few spots

Overall today and in the long run… Hot in the valleys through the entire next week. Highs in all valleys 90s to over 100.
Coastal, quite a difference, highs will be 20 plus degrees cooler, just 30 minutes away.

Starting the day in SB, beautiful fog. Open the window and let the nice cool air blow-in. No A/C needed here.

Micro climates here are incredible. Yesterday I had to run up to Santa Ynez in the morning. Arrived at 9am 73 degrees, and left at 12:30 at 99 degrees near Cachuma.

Then went to Brophy Brothers for a late lunch. It was 72 degrees.
That's a difference of 27 degrees in 30 miles. Almost 1 degree per mile.

As far as the next week goes, just more of the same. Hot inland and nice along the coast with some fog each morning.

Have a great Sunday,
Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 21, 2023 at 04:53 PM

Good Friday morning,

Let’s think back around a month ago...
Do you remember when I told us we would be wishing we had cold temps and fog? Well, I think all interior valleys will really appreciate that memory. Phoenix, Arizona today will have the 22nd day in a row over 110 degrees, in contrast we will be 82 degrees. Where would you like to be?

It is always interesting to me listening to the national news. Doom and gloom only. They never talk about where the weather is great only where it is miserable. We are sitting here loving our forecast along the coast.

Where it will be quite hot just over the hill in SY and a short distance away in other interior locations. The good news is that you can pack your car and drive to the beach in less than 1 hour.

For us lucky ones in SB, we don’t have to go anywhere.
We will keep our secret from the national news, because real estate cost here is high enough as it is 🤣

Here is our forecast for the next week. Perfect low 80s as highs and 58 overnight. We love the Pacific Ocean A/C unit that sits next to us.

100 in Santa Ynez this weekend, If you get too hot in the valleys just come over the hill.

Enjoy the great weekend in SB

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 20, 2023 at 04:21 PM

Good Thursday morning,

Waking up in Santa Barbara today at 57 degrees is way better than Vegas, where it is starting out at 87 degrees at 530 am.

That’s nuts, and I am happy I am not in Vegas or any interior cities.

Yesterday I was wrong when I said 13 days in Phoenix it was over 110°, I believe it’s now day 20.

The heat wave is on again, looks like it will continue into later next week where we won’t have crazy numbers like this. It’s still gonna get hot in the valleys, nearing and approaching 100. Santa Barbara manageable in the low to mid 80s.

Friday night should be great at the bowl with Jason Mraz playing. Should be a great show. Hope everybody has a nice weekend. I’ll see you at the bowl tomorrow.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 19, 2023 at 03:46 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Here we go again, it’s heating up in all valleys as the red zone grows closer to the beaches.

Los Angeles, CA.pngAlong the beaches, a different story. Fog at my house this early morning where it is quite damp to start the day.

Looks like coastal areas will clear later this morning with the high in the low 80s valleys, different story mid to upper 90s and interior valleys, Bakersfield, etc. 100 plus

It does appear that we will have an extended heat wave for a Valley areas through mid week next. Coastal areas will still remain cooler with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Stay cool and drink lots of water, it’s heating up out there.

Looks like the ocean temps are remaining reasonable at 63 degrees today.

This helps us stay cool in Santa Barbara. It sure beats the Phoenix Arizona area which is had 110° plus for the past 13 days. They’re going for a record this weekend.

Vegas same way hundred plus for more than 10 days.

The beach sounds like the place to be this weekend.

I might need to break out my bike for a ride.

Have a great Wednesday.

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 18, 2023 at 05:04 PM

Good Tuesday morning,

The good news, the red zone of excessive heat is moving further to the east and today will be the coolest in the next 7 days.

The bad news, we will warm up again in the interiors starting on Wednesday and extend into next week.

Today the heat will be manageable with sunshine and highs around 90 in Santa Ynez and 80 in SB.

The coastal fog will continue to hug the coastline with fog at times during the next week. Just enough to keep the coastal city’s in the 80 degrees range. Valleys and interiors you start to warm up again. 95 will be the highs in Santa Ynez and interior valleys well over 100. Palm spring a cool down at 114. “Just get out of there”

Temps for the next week will be around 5 degrees above normal, with mid July summer weather in full swing.

Enjoy the perfect coastal weather that Santa Barbara brings us.

As I always say when I return from a trip, "There is no where better than right here In Santa Barbara"

See you out there in the trenches

Jack Martin


By Jack Martin on Jul 13, 2023 at 03:53 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

Today the warm-up begins for some.

You know California is an amazing area because there’s so many microclimates, you can have a little bit of everything within an hour drive.

We have the Pacific Ocean, the mountains, the lakes, and the desert.

Each are something a little bit different and this time of year the temperatures are quite different, that will be the case the rest of this week and into next.

If you’re waking up along the coast this morning to find plenty of fog and dampness. This will keep us cooler and highs will be in the 70s low 80s after the fog breaks.

Driving up over the pass, you’re gonna have temperature starting to rise into the 90s.

Further east, hot and getting into the 100 to 110 degrees.

So regardless of what you prefer, you can have it all here in Southern California.

Today will not be as hot as it’s going to get, but you’ll definitely feel the warm up with the exception of along the coast.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be the hottest days. Where all inland valleys and interior valleys will really start to heat up and get into the 90s and 100s.

As we come out of the weekend, it’s still going to be hot but it looks like temperatures will back off a few degrees still a heatwave for valleys and interior is going to be part of life for at least the next week.

Bottom line if you live in the valleys, pack up the car and head to the beach, Otherwise, you will need a pool or air-conditioning.

Enjoy our microclimates they’re pretty incredible, our Pacific Ocean has one big air conditioner keeping the coast cool when everything else heats up.

The best part of California is no bugs, no humidity, and the cold Pacific Ocean

I think I will stay …

Living the dream, have a great day
Jack Martin


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