Afternoon update: Emails Bill: “I can add .2″ to my morning total and am now at 17.4″ season-to-date.”
No, your ears weren’t deceiving you. That was one loud clap of thunder this morning around 9:00 am. Given the almost simultaneous display of lightening, it must have been right over Menlo Park.
An hour or so earlier InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ had sent his report: “An additional .7″ during the night and early morning. In my backyard the season-to-date total is 17.2″. The last ‘big’ rain year was 05′-06′ with a total of 24.35″. At this date in 2006, the total was 12.5″. January 2006 was quite dry and March was very wet. January 2017 seems ‘wet’ to me.”
Photo by Robb Most of rain-soaked public art near Menlo Park train station – “Station Hill Redwood 1987” by J.B. Blunk