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There were more than the usual number of variations in today’s rain storm that passed through Menlo Park earlier this afternoon.

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ, who lives in Central Menlo emailed: “A shower passed through, today, our first rain since February 8, depositing .1″ in my gauge. My season-todate total, in my backyard, is now 16.5″. I am sure the amount varied in the area from zero to more that my one tenth.”

That seems to be true. Some reported hail while others did indeed stay dry.

We could see the squalls coming in to the north and south of us over the western hills on a walk in Baylands.

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Another inch of rain falls on Menlo Park

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Emails weather watcher Bill Russ: “Just in case InMenlo readers are ‘rain conscious’ today, I went out at noon and found 1″ in my gauges. That is 16.4″ season-to-date. Driving home from Redwood City about 10:30 it was quite a downpour.” We, too, were out and about around 10:30 and saw the downpour. By the time […]

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Latest storm adds almost 2 inches of rain to Menlo Park season total

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ sent us this report: “Now just at little after 3:00 pm, and the sun is shining. I recorded a whopping 1.8″ in my gauge from the rainfall that began falling yesterday. That means my season to date total is 15.4″. That compares to 10″ this same date in 2011, the last […]

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Zero rain in Menlo Park for second January in a row

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Once upon a time it rained during January in Menlo Park. But not this year. Or last year either. Not one drop was recorded, although there were a few very brief sprinkles. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ dug back through his records to give us a snapshot of what January usually brought the mid-Peninsula as far as rainfall. There […]

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

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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 […]

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December rain is outpacing what fell in last good rain year 2010-11

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ measured an additional .35 inches on Friday (12/19) and overnight, bringing his year-to-date total to 13.60 inches. This is ahead of the seven plus inches at this date in December during the 2010-11 rain season, the last time he recorded over 20 inches for the season. All this rain has brought […]

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Last 24 hours brings more rain to Menlo Park

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Today is suppose to be a “dry out” day around the Bay Area and here in Menlo Park. We’ve had a good soggy December with InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reporting another .2″ in his gauges early this morning, bringing his recorded season-to-date to 13.25″. The mushrooms in the accompanying photo by Irene Searles are big […]

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Rainy weather is Menlo Park norm this December

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:50 this morning, I can report an additional .5″ for yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date total is now 13.05″. Just grand!” All that moisture is prompting mushrooms to sprout all over Menlo Park. Theses tiny one-inch ‘shrooms were spotted by InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles.

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Rain keeps pounding Menlo Park with more on the way

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Update at 4:00 pm from Bill: ‘Add .3″ of rainfall to my 8am report for a total of 1.3″. My season-to-date total is now 12.55″. This compares to 4.7″ on this date in 2010. The rain year 2010-2011 was the last, in my backyard, to exceed 20″. Those months in early 2011 produced 16′. May […]

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Someone turned the spigot on in Menlo Park – and the rain continues

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Update as of 3:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 13 from Bill Russ: “Lo and behold an additional .1″.  Now 11.25″ season-to-date. To my surprise I am higher than the SF Airport.” Update as of 2:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 12 from Bill Russ: “Just found an additional .2″ bringing my season-todate total to 11.15″. Update as of 7:00 […]

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And the rain continues in dribs and drabs in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:Another .35″ to report for late yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date is now 6.2″. My backyard collection is right below the SFO total and above San Jose where it usually rests.” Photo of rainbow reflected in puddle by Irene Searles

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