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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What a surprise to discover .1″ in both my gauges. So, my season to date is 16.7″.”

We presume the snowy egret pictured is pleased that there is water still big puddles and the creek.

Photo by Dennis Nugent

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Wet streets for morning commute but not much rainfall in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I left the house at 7:00 am when it was still dark. Coming home a bit ago I can eke out .1″ for a season-to-date total of 16.6″. Sure wish there was more.” Maybe that was just enough to make these poppies spotted in west Menlo Park happy in […]

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Will there be more rain in Menlo Park this winter? Well, maybe…

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “This is to encourage InMenlo rain watchers not to despair. Our total for the season to date is 16.5″. The rain year of 2010-11′ was the last total over 20″ (in my back yard}. As of this date, March 9, 2011, the amount was 14.35″. By the end of […]

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Some got rain, some got hail, some got nothing – all depends on where you live in Menlo Park

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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 […]

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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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