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Update from Bill on Friday, Jan. 28: “This may not stir InMenlo followers, but there was .05” in my gauge this morning. Now 7.6” season-to-date.”

“A surprising .4” in my gauge this morning,” reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ Thursday morning. “My season-to-date to total is 7.55”. This compares to 19.8” a year ago.”

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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First rain in two weeks falls on Menlo Park

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“Finally some measureable rainfall!” emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “At 8:00 am there is .15” in my gauge [as Monday morning]. “This is the first [rainfall] since January 9th. My season-to-date total is 7.15”. This compares to 19.5” at this date last year and 11.55” in 2016. We need lots more!” Photo by Robb […]

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Good soaker overnight in Menlo Park

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4:00 pm update from Bill: Somehow, another .1” found its way into my gauge since 8:00 am. I am now at 7” season-to-date.” The rain was steady overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A surprising 1.45” in my gauge this morning. That is 6.9” season-to-date. Yesterday’s comparisons still prevail.” Photo by Robb Most taken downtown […]

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Rain today in Menlo Park appears to be a real soaker

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Bill’s afternoon update: Another .6” measured just before 4:00 pm. That is 1.3” for the day and 5.45” season-to-date. This may be a nice ‘catchup’.” It began raining in Menlo Park overnight and by 8:00 am, “a hearty .7”,” had fallen, according to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “This is 4.85″ season-to-date. That compares to 12.65” […]

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More rain falls overnight in Menlo Park

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Menlo Park residents awoke to blue skies with puffy white clouds, but more rain fell last night/overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Surprise! .15” in my gauge this morning. Now 4.15” season-to-date. This is well received.” The winter sun produced long shadows. The rain produced good puddles for dogs who like water! Photo by […]

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Where did the predicted rain go?

It was supposed to rain all day today. Instead it occasionally drizzled. As of 3:30 pm, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ had only recorded .1″, bringing his season-to-date to 4″. Is there hope for more tonight? The skies darkened and rain began to fall around 4:00 pm

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Finally, moisture again falls from the sky on Menlo Park

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Yesterday’s rain, which started before noon and produced a good gully washer around dinner time, totaled just over a half an inch, according to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ who emailed: “This was better than expected. Now at 3.9” season-to-date. That compares to 9.85” this date in 2017 and 6.8” in 2016, so we are still behind.” […]

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Dry December a little less so thanks to overnight rain

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning: “A surprise rain during the night. I found .1” in my gauge bringing ,my season-to-date total to 3.35”. Our first rain since December 3rd.” Clouds lingered until shortly after dawn when the a very bright, but low in the sky, sun came out, casting long shadows. Photo […]

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Attention Menlo Park Dish walkers/joggers: it’s closed until Sunday morning

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in parts of the Bay Area, particularly at higher elevations, from 10:00 pm Friday, December 15, to 10:00 am Sunday, December 17, due to a dry weather system moving into the region that is expected to bring gusty winds and low humidity. A Red Flag […]

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Climate versus weather: Find out the difference on Dec. 12 at the Menlo Park Library

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Climate and weather — the two are so often confused. A meteorologist from the National Weather Service will be at the Menlo Park Library to explain the distinctions and to answer questions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The National Weather Service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (a division […]

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Overnight rain means for wet streets in the morning

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Menlo Park folks stepping out to get the morning paper or take the kids to school encountered wet streets, the product of overnight rain. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded another .25″, bringing his season-to-date to 3.25″. Contributing photographer Robb Most captured some wet leaves on a tree trunk.

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