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Afternoon update: Another .15″ during the day Saturday bringing Bill’s total to 19.45″.

The moisture only sputtered during the day on Friday, but overnight hosted some more substantial showers. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Checked my gauges around 9:00 am, and about feel over to find. 4″as I was expecting much less. My season-to-date total is now 19.3″. We are closing in on that desirable 20”.

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Rain makes for happy Spring flowers

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So after sputtering during the day yesterday — InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported just .15″ as of 4:30 pm — the rain picked up in the evening and overnight. Bill found another .3″ in his gauge this morning, bringing the season-to-date to 18.9″. “Back in 2011, my total on March 21 was 17.55″. Strong rain […]

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Oak is casualty of weekend storms in Menlo Park

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A large oak on White Oak Drive was a casualty of the rain storms that blew through Menlo Park over the weekend. Crews from the City of Menlo Park were on hand this morning to start the clean up. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:  “Sunshine as this day begins…but an additional .2” fell after 4:00 pm […]

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No doubt – San Francisquito Creek is rushing!

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While the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Bay Area from through today (3/13),  the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority does not anticipate flooding will occur along San Francisquito Creek. Residents along the creek can check the status online. The accompanying photo was taken from the San Mateo Dr. bridge about 10:00 […]

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Rainfall count slowly marches towards 20″

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When can Menlo Park residents remember water in Lake Lagunita? It’s there again, formed by the latest storms, not by Stanford releasing water from the upper reservoirs. We searched our archives and came up with 2011 when the Lake looked to be at capacity by the end of March? Will that be repeated in 2016? InMenlo […]

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Rain keeps pouring down on Menlo Park

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These ducks at Sharon Park — and similar water fowl — may be the only ones not inconvenienced by the rainstorms that keep blowing through Menlo Park. But, like residents, they are grateful for the moisture. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ at 7:30 am Friday morning (3/11): “Reporting .5″…now at 16.55″ season-to-date. Oh, that these […]

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Morning and afternoon downpours nudge annual rainfall up

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Today was a day of contrasts, weather wise. There were periods of bright sunshine mixed with a couple of heavy downpours of rain. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emailed that combined they added another .2″, bringing his season-to-date total to 16.05″. Meanwhile, the barren oaks of Menlo are starting to sprout new leaves. We spotted […]

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Another drencher hits Menlo Park on Sunday

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San Francisquito Creek, which divides Menlo Park from Palo Alto/Stanford, was roaring early this morning after a weekend of drenching rain, albeit without the heavy winds and thunder that was promised to come with it. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .8″ as of 7:25 am, exceeding forecasts. Season-to-date total is now 15.85″.” More showers are […]

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Finally, Menlo Park gets a good drenching

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “1.65” in my gauge this morning. My season total is now 15.05″. “The last rain year over 21″ in my backyard was 2010-11. At this date in March, 2011, my figure was 16.9″. The season continued in March to add rainfall in bits and drabs. Then, April surprised with close […]

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Menlo Park’s rainfall slowly inches forward

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Where did the Thursday and Friday predicted rain go? Not much fell in Menlo Park. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Yea, for some rainfall to report. At 4:30 pm, I measured .2″. My season-to-date total is 13.2″ with the prospect of more to fall. Right now a hoped for 20″ looks remote.” The skies were clearing […]

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Poppies welcome yesterday’s rain – and today’s sun

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It may have been cloudy and cool this morning following the short rain storm early yesterday evening. But the moisture and hoped for sun, made for jaunty-looking poppies. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .1″ of rain in my gauge this morning. My season-to-date total is 13”. Meanwhile the San Francisco Chronicle reports that there […]

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