Jack's Weather Report


By Jack Martin on Jan 14, 2019 at 04:12 PM

As I woke up this morning, the rain is coming down hard at 4:30 am. I missed the rain last night, as I was in La La land.

Rain totals at this point are not that high with 1 to 2 inches in most areas, however, the event is not over. 

We have a series of storms lined up in the pacific, that will make our weather very interesting through Thursday.

Take a look. Seeing is believing: 

Today it looks like the rain might linger a little longer into the noon hour here. 

The afternoon will be mostly dry with some showers possible. 

Tonight and now through most of Sunday should be dry, before the next system comes in Monday early or over night Sunday.


By Jack Martin on Jan 11, 2019 at 06:08 PM

Are you ready for some rain? Well it is around 12 hours away. 


This morning you will wake up to fog or high clouds. There are clouds streaming in from the south. This will do nothing more then give us some cloud cover. 

The low is moving in later today, with rain chances beginning of the central coast this afternoon.

Rain in our area will hold off till around 6 pm. 

This system is packed with lots of energy. Combined with cold air, negative tilt and subtropical moisture it is going to be pretty juicy.

There might even be some thunder storms with this. They are supposed to stay off shore, but will likely bring downpours at times.

The peak rain times are 9 pm to 2 am for Santa Barbara Area, and midnight to 6 am in the south peak.

Rainfall rates per hour will be 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch per hour. If a thunder storm develops, rates could be higher. 

1/10/19 Weather Update

By Jack Martin on Jan 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM

Yesterday’s rain was advertised to be on the lighter side and it was.

Where it looked stronger yesterday as it rounded point conception, it weakened.

Bottom line, we saw only 1/10 of an inch in SB. 

Moving forward, there is a lot of Action in the Pacific. We will have 2 dry days before we will have a real test. 


Today, look for a nice sunny day with highs in the 60s. The best day of the week.

Friday changes begin, some clouds will begin to fill in from the south and a low drops in from the north.

1/2/2019 Weather Report

By Jack Martin on Jan 09, 2019 at 04:50 PM

Rain will drop north to south this morning with rain arriving late morning in Santa Ynez and early afternoon to Santa Barbara. 

Yesterday the rain was only going to be 1/10 of an inch for Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Now it looks like 1/4 to 1/3 will be more in line. As you go north, the rain total rises. SLO will see 1/2 to an inch. 2 inches in northern SLO.

Rain will end tonight, then clearing will persist Thursday through Friday afternoon.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. 

1/8/019 Weather

By Jack Martin on Jan 08, 2019 at 04:28 PM


By Jack Martin on Jan 07, 2019 at 10:44 PM

Good Monday morning, 

If you want wet, you have it. The rain gods have not disappointed us.

Where the first system produced heavy rain for a brief period, this one is producing light to moderate rain over a longer period of time.

To top it off, we have had good south winds that ring out the rain over Santa Barbara. Since Friday we have seen 2.5 inches to almost 4 inches in our area with more to come.


By Jack Martin on Jan 07, 2019 at 10:37 PM

Good Sunday morning, 

The rain arrived right on time yesterday, and it came down hard for a short period of time.

Fairly impressive totals for a 3 hour period of rain. All SB areas saw from .99 to 1.30 inches of rain.

Good Saturday Morning 1/5/19

By Jack Martin on Jan 07, 2019 at 08:16 PM

Friday 1/4/19 Rain Forecast

By Jack Martin on Jan 04, 2019 at 06:17 PM

Another chilly start to the day. Today will be the last nice day before rain starts up on Saturday morning.

The cold low will move in over night with snow levels at 4,500 feet. Rain will start north to south.

The central coast will see rain right around dawn on Saturday.

It will drop south and be raining in Santa Barbara by late morning. Then in Ventura and south shortly after.

It does look like the low will pull up the subtropical jet in the afternoon. This will enhance the rainfall and create heavier rain.

The warmer air, however, will raise the snow level to 5,500 feet.

Good Thursday Morning 1/3/19

By Jack Martin on Jan 03, 2019 at 04:39 PM

Are you as confused on what day it is, as I am? Having days off in the middle of the week is really messing with my brain. 

For Thursday, we are expecting more of the same. Another cold start to the morning.

If you are waking up in the Santa Ynez valley, it is a frosty 30 degrees.