Over 2 Inches of Rain in 48 Hours

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Some areas of South Santa Barbara County received over 2 inches of rain in the past 48 hours, as of 1:00 p.m. Monday.

The City of Santa Barbara averaged 2 inches while other areas ranged between one to three inches. The Alisal Reservoir received 3.58 inches of rain with Lake Cachuma receiving 2.27 inches.

Another storm system is expected to move through the county on Monday afternoon with another one to two inches of rain expected on the South Coast. 

The rain is expected to lessen Monday evening as temperatures are expected to stay in the mid 50s. 

On Tuesday, Christmas Eve, cloudy skies are expected as more rain is expected on Wednesday, Christmas Day.

As of Monday afternoon, there have been no formal flood or debris flow warnings.

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Shasta Guy Dec 25, 2019 08:54 AM
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TwoScoops: thanks for the camera links. The weather reports suggest that we may get more than a dusting this time.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 25, 2019 08:44 AM
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Addendum: Santa Ynez Peak live webcams, scroll all the way down to last frame, beach at UCSB, and click on picture and it goes live-action. Or shortcut here: http://128.111.168.38/surf.html

TWOSCOOPS Dec 25, 2019 08:36 AM
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Santa Ynez Peak- live webcams- to watch the snow later today or maybe when it clears tomorrow morning (Thursday A.M.): http://www.rntl.net/santabarbaracountyfirecams.htm

TWOSCOOPS Dec 25, 2019 07:17 AM
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Merry Christmas! Wind Advisory NWS Santa Barbara County South Coast- Including the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria 400 AM PST Wed Dec 25 2019. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY... * WHAT...East to southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. * WHERE...Santa Barbara County South Coast.

Shasta Guy Dec 24, 2019 09:57 PM
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It should be some interesting weather tomorrow. Perhaps we’ll see some snow on top of the ridge. It would be the closest thing to a white Christmas this town could have.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 05:17 PM
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National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA-- 1227 PM PST Tue Dec 24 2019-- Santa Barbara County Mountains- San Marcos Pass, San Rafael Wilderness Area, and Dick Smith Wilderness Area. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow and strong winds possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches possible above 5000 feet, and 4 to 8 inches above 3500 feet. East to southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 05:11 PM
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NWS: HEAVY RAIN --Christmas Day-- Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 57. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Wednesday Night-- Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 44. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Thursday-- Rain likely before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

CoralineJones Dec 24, 2019 02:54 PM
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This area seems to be on an approximate 12-15 year rain cycle based on recorded history. I remember 12 years ago, it poured rain several times over the winter season and there was often snow on the mountains. Here we are 12 years later and true to recorded history, we've got another wet, cold winter on tap. Right on cue!

a-1582344403 Dec 25, 2019 12:40 AM
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exactly! in 2006, Lake Casitas was 100% full. I'm guessing that in the next couple years, it will be back to 100% again. Let's not forget the cycle.... Thanks for bring it up

CoralineJones Dec 24, 2019 02:47 PM
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There is definitely climate change - there always has been since the earth was formed. Ice ages, hot dry spells, dustbowls, more ice ages, rain, no rain, snow, no snow. Well before man arrived.

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 03:25 PM
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Once again, the same old tired, debunked nonsense spread by deniers. Climate Myth #1 - "Climate's changed before" Climate myth #56 - "It's a natural cycle" ================================================================================ https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 02:21 PM
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The creek next to the Creekside Restaurant is Atascadero Creek. Question #2, what creek goes behind houses on Encore (after going under train tracks) and crosses under Modoc shortly before Hollister? If you guessed Cieneguitas Creek, give yourself 10 points.

edwardchapeau Dec 24, 2019 06:31 PM
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Creeks, lots of them, requiring tunnels under streets, freeway and railroad. Keeping them clear must be a big item in County Flood Control's budget.

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 01:26 PM
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https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Deniers ============================================================================ https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 01:43 PM
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Thanks for the links. Here are your fellow concerned citizens: Anche l'aeroporto di Palermo Falcone Borsellino mostra gli effetti del Google Camp. Fino al prossimo 4 agosto all’aeroporto atterreranno 114 aerei privati. Solo oggi sono stati almeno 40 i jet privati che hanno toccato le due piste dello scalo aereo palermitano. Per il sesto anno consecutivo infatti Google ha scelto l’aeroporto di Palermo come base logistica per gli ospiti del Camp, grazie anche agli alti standard dei servizi Vip, con un handler dedicato. Quest’anno sono stati autorizzati all’atterraggio 114 voli: Per gli altri voli invece è previsto l'arrivo all'aeroporto di Trapani.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 11:44 AM
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NANCYSBL, thank you re Hospital Creek origin. I'll go over there and take a look. Very interesting! If that creek could talk...

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 11:44 AM
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ShastaGuy: Great link...thank you. Shows us that the New Norm = Old Norm = Same Ol' Same Ol'. Love to hear the "Henny Penny's" fervently chime in with so much authority. They always want us to believe their dire predictions, and requests for more $$ to "study" this stuff. And better yet, it's always links to "iffy" science articles written by the same folks who want our money all the time. Merry Christmas ShastaGuy!

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 11:34 AM
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Santa Barbara County Mountains- Including the cities of San Marcos Pass, San Rafael Wilderness Area, and Dick Smith Wilderness Area 515 AM PST Tue Dec 24 2019. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow and strong winds possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches possible above 5000 feet, and 4 to 8 inches above 3500 feet. East to southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible. * WHERE...Santa Barbara County Mountains. * WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 11:20 AM
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Thanks, SHASTA GUY, for the link. It shows that weather averages have been basically the same for 120 years, and we should not pounce on short-term extremes on deciding on major weather changes relating to rainfall.

Shasta Guy Dec 24, 2019 10:32 AM
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Here’s a link to the county’s >100yr precipitation records for several locations. Sorry for big link. What’s nice about this one is that they put a 7 year moving average on the plots that appears to show the cyclical nature of precipitation for our little corner of the state. **** http://countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/pwd/Content/Water/Hydrology/7%20Yr%20Mov%20Avg%20Rainfall%20-%20%20SB-SM-Gibr.pdf

Shasta Guy Dec 24, 2019 10:20 AM
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It’s now looking like climate change has brought an end to the permanent drought that was caused by global warming. I forgot about Brown’s forever drought declaration.

aragorn Dec 24, 2019 08:43 AM
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Finally! A normal winter here in SB. All we need now is some snow up in them thar hills. And temps in the low 30's and upper 20's.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 08:12 AM
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Atascadero Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean at Goleta Beach, through Goleta Slough, (and adjacent to Mescalitan Island-- near the outlet of the Goleta Slough). The Goleta Slough is an area of estuary, tidal creeks, tidal marsh, and wetlands. Question for Ten Points: What creek passes under Hollister, next to Creekside Restaurant, across from Java Station Coffee?

holazola Dec 24, 2019 10:15 AM
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That is the continuation of Atascadero Creek, up to the Western part of the San Marcos Preserve.

TWOSCOOPS Dec 24, 2019 07:57 AM
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The rain, from the mountains to ocean, but how, and where? Do you know where Cieneguitas Creek meets up with Atascadero, and did you know Hospital Creek is nearby? I posted this earlier about Hospital Creek, because someone saw it on the flood maps. All our creeks go under the #101, but do you know where? Hospital Creek directions: Puente/Hollister, turn onto Puente, quickly look to your left, concrete canal is Hospital Creek, goes under Puente passing underground Goleta Water District building, makes a sharp left --behind neighborhood and meets up with Atascadero Creek -- look for bridge over Atascadero Creek on Puente, bikepath next, you can walk 1/2 mile west and see where Hospital Creek connects. An aside, most people don't know, from San Marcos High School there's a drainage that goes under Hollister and meets up with Hospital Creek...I "think" that drainage is also called Hospital. Thus, when driving from Turnpike to Station 13 of S.B. County Fire, you will have crossed it twice. It runs behind Station 13. Hospital Creek then travels UNDER the #101 freeway. It starts in the foothills, just east of #154. Hospital Creek "gets around".

NancysBL Dec 24, 2019 11:35 AM
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The creek is dubbed 'Hospital Creek" because it starts near the old County Hospital off San Antonio Creek Road. I believe it's now part of the VA.

JB86 Dec 24, 2019 12:12 AM
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Yup, we got 2 inches in El Emcanto near Cathedral Oaks, nice steady rain, no flooding issues. Special bonus, saw two dozen geese traversing the area, honking and flying in formation.

a-1582344403 Dec 23, 2019 09:10 PM
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I’m worried, because in 2015, Jerry brown said drought was “the new normal” because of climate change and now this feels like the old normal. Climate change is so confusing! https://realclimatescience.com/2017/12/stupidity-the-old-normal-for-jerry-brown-and-the-left/

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 06:55 PM
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Most climate science deniers are diehard conservatives. Conservatives are predisposed to be xenophobic, more religious, more repressive of women’s rights, with little concern for fairness or equity, and to hold a pessimistic view of human nature. They are much less open to new experiences of any type, and are much more prone to authoritarianism and to group think. This is the opposite of scientific thought. Staunch conservatives are the least capable of thinking critically and rationally about anything that comes into conflict with their ideology. Conservatives correctly recognize that if anthropogenic global warming is true, then governments need to play a leading role in dealing with the issues. Major governments of the world will have to collaborate to solve the problem. That is totally anathema to the "greed is good" free market capitalist belief system. Therefore, anthropogenic global warming cannot be true in their view, and is rationalized as a hoax, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 06:44 PM
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Dummies are those resistant to learning, facts, and change. Look up the definition of gender some time.

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 02:46 PM
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When you refer to science deniers, do you also include those that believe there are more than 2 genders?

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 02:46 PM
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When you refer to science deniers, do you also include those that believe there are more than 2 genders? Or does science apply only selectively depending on your political leanings?

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 02:46 PM
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When you refer to science deniers, do you also include those that believe there are more than 2 genders? Or does science apply only selectively depending on your political leanings?

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 02:10 PM
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Really, you deniers shouldn't hide, because its a hallmark of the neo-cons to deny science and pander to the lowest common denominator. Of course, there's a large dose of cowardice in there, too.

macpuzl Dec 24, 2019 02:02 PM
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Are you ashamed of your anti-science opinions? You've started to post anonymously instead of under your handle, but it does show in the recent comment bar.

a-1582344403 Dec 24, 2019 07:07 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. Interesting, well , my primary reason for being anonymous is because leftists and climate alarmists tend to justify any actions against conservatives by saying you’re basically a Nazi for “denying.” Ok, Tony Heller yes, he too tried posting things anonymously when he was employed as an engineer in Colorado years ago. Benjamin Franklin posted Poor Richard’s Almanack under a pseudonym as well but that doesn’t make his writings invalid. His name is Tony Heller and he’s a very public figure now, hardly an anonymous crank as you suggest: he has testified before Congress, has a YouTube channel with his name, photos of himself etc a website has spoken around the world. He’s not anonymous so you can get that as hominem out of the way. Look at his arguments and you will have a tough time explaining why there is no trend line for drought in California in 100yrs. Why do you suppose climate is political? Both sides fly private jets - Obama just took a huge one to Hawaii for a vacation. He bought an $11m house at sea level recently. It’s because climate alarmism is about social control more than anything. If it were about saving lives, well, we’ve got 45,000 people dying a year in car crashes in the USA and zero dying of climate change with zero forecast, so just lowering federal speed limit to 55 would save 10,000 a year. No, It’s about implementing policies that are beneficial and AOC with her Green New Deal made it plain as day- union jobs for solar and wind, shutting down natural gas and oil etc. she said we had 12yrs and just look at this article from 1989 which said 10 years we’d see Maldives under water etc. https://apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0 Jerry Brown’s alarmism is the same thing. My point stands, the last drought was a historical oscillating pattern with no trend up or down and we’re simply reverting to the mean- just look at Tony’s government issued graph. Our bigger problem is population growth in California (which Democrats love) and population density here (Newsom and the Democrats just possibly doubled density in Santa Barbara and beyond with the ADU law. Our population is probably 10x what it was when Cachuma was created in 1950. So when it is running dry in future years and everyone is wringing their hands about drought and climate change, just know the real reason cachuma goes dry is the strain on resources in this area.

macpuzl Dec 23, 2019 09:47 PM
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More nonsense from a consistent denier who doesn't know the difference between climate and weather. Real climate science can be found at: http://www.realclimate.org, not the bogus big-carbon site above. Just reading that denier URL should give you a hint at how professional the source is.

a-1582344403 Dec 23, 2019 03:56 PM
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There was a great full-bow rainbow with a hint of a double this afternoon around 3:00. It went on for probably 15 or 20 minutes while we got a good shower in Goleta.

Curmudgeon Dec 23, 2019 03:31 PM
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In addition to checking the rainfall totals the county web site now has several live webcams of debris basins and Lake Cachuma. Have a gander: http://rain.cosbpw.net/home.php

a-1582344403 Dec 23, 2019 04:12 PM
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CURMUDEON. Thank you for that link. Now I am off to look up why it's "gander" and not "goose."

a-1582344403 Dec 23, 2019 03:49 PM
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Thank you for the link. I cannot wait to see Cachuma/Bradbury spill once again! Couple more of these storms and we'll be there. I think the last time it overflowed was back in 2009 (or 2008).

a-1582344403 Dec 23, 2019 01:59 PM
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This is a lucky amount of rain, with more to come. Needed, but not on the Cave Fire burn scar.

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