Reviewing Menlo Park’s rainfall at the end of the calendar year, mid-way through the season

by Bill Russ on December 31, 2014

long winter shadows

Happy New Year to all the InMenlo readers. With no rain in sight today, I feel confident providing a rain report as of 12-31-2014. My total since July 1st [the beginning of the rain calendar year] is 13.60″. That compares to 2.2″ as of 12-31-13.

A better comparison is 12-31-2010 when the figure was 9.25″. The 2010-2011 rain year was the last that exceeded 20″ in my backyard.

Right now San Jose shows 10.22″ and the SF Airport 13.38″. For those who watch, the 10 Santa Clara waterbanks are at 40% capacity. Still low, but a big gain from the 29% prior to recent storms.

I look forward to sending many reports over the next several months.

Footnote from editor: The recents rains have not only turned the hillsides green, the low winter sun that’s shining today cast long shadows.

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