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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: ” Another .1″ during the night. Now at 34.4″ season-to-date. This will be quickly forgotten as the sky is clearing and the birds are chirping. I am curious when my final report will be.”

Looking ahead, no rain is forecast until a week from today. But that could change. Hang in, Bill!

Photo by Robb Most (c)2017

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More April showers make for more pretty flowers

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Yep, the rain keeps coming, but more in the form of off again/on again showers. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.3″ from late yesterday afternoon through 8:00 am this morning, bringing our season-to-date total to 34.3.” And it was just about 8:00 that the skies opened up again! The rose was photographed on a walk […]

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Easter is less soggy in Menlo Park than other parts of Bay Area

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How the rainy weather affected your Easter plans depended on where you were celebrating in the Bay Area. This reporter spent the morning to early afternoon just on the other side of the Caldecott tunnel where it alternated between heavy mist and drenching downpours. But here in Menlo drier conditions prevailed, with InMenlo weather watcher Bill […]

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These spring flowers are blooming brightly thanks to all the rain

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Walking to the Stanford Shopping Center along Bay Laurel this week, it was impossible to ignore the abundance of blooms. We checked in with Menlo Park resident Kathy Brenzel, who served as Sunset’s garden editor for many years when the magazine was in Menlo Park. She emailed: “[All] this rain has done wonders for home gardens. My […]

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Will the rain ever end? Menlo Park residents wonder

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ has been recording rainfall in his central Menlo Park backyard since 1995-96. Only once has he gotten reading over 30 inches, that was the record-breaking 38.6″ in 1997-98. The overnight and morning rain in Menlo Park added another .45″ to his total for the 2016-17 rain year, bringing that number […]

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Wow – that was some rain overnight in Menlo Park

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“Wow,” was the thought that came into InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s head when he checked his two weather gauges this morning at 8:00 am. “I was astounded to see 1.1″ in both,” he telephoned. That gives me 33.3″ season-to-date. And they tell me more is on the way!” Photo of Lake Lagunita as full as […]

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Another heritage Oak falls in Menlo Park – we get some answers why

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Just two days after commenting on InMenlo about a couple of downed Oaks in Menlo Park, Jon Lechich experienced nature’s wrath first hand. He emailed: “Well, fortunately this Oak did not cause major damage to either homes on Mills St. But it could have taken a life, but that was not in the cards. “Our […]

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Squeezing out more rain in advance of drier weather ahead

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Menlo Park residents once again awoke to sunny skies and wet streets this morning. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.05″ in my gauge this morning. Not much but now 32.2″ season-to-date.” What the rain did last week was bring a lot of the spring blossoms to the ground as shown in photo by Robb […]

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A bit more rain pushes annual total upward

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “It seems funny to give you a rain report when it is sunny outside this Saturday morning. Still, .2″ fell late yesterday afternoon and during the night. My season-to-date total now 32.15″.” Photo of pretty rain-drenched red flower by Robb Most

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Here comes the rain again, falling down on Menlo Park

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After some pre-dawn showers, the rain started in earnest in Menlo Park today around 9:00 am. Reporting a bit earlier than usual, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emails: “Another.55″ as of 2:00 pm with it still raining. Now at 31.95″ season-to-date.” This latest rain has created a “lake” of sorts on Oak Avenue between Lemon and Oak […]

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Oak trees go kerplunk around Menlo Park

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Today saw clean up efforts surrounding two large oak trees that tumbled to the ground in Menlo Park, victims of age and the rainy winter. One, located near the Vallambrosa Center on Oak Grove Avenue (pictured top), forced that street to be closed all morning. Shortly before noon, the Menlo Park Police Department announced that […]

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