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Squeezing out a little more rain on Menlo Park

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Managed to squeeze out an additional .4″ in my gauge today. Most of that was by 9:00 am. I had hoped for more. My season-to-date total is now 7.2″ and that compares to 16.05″ same time last year.  Remember the rain year started back on July 1, 2013. Photo by Linda Hubbard

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Overnight rain is just a drop in the bucket

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It rained steady last night, and my hopes were up for Menlo Park. Alas, I found just .15″  in my gauges. My season-to-date total is now 6.8″. Come on heavens — open up on us! Photo of drippy magnolia taken around sunrise by Linda Hubbard

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Rain and sun play peek-a-boo in latest series of storms

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After Friday morning’s deluge, I recorded another .2″ in the afternoon. As of 7:00 am Saturday morning, rain was falling softly, and there was an additional .3″ in my gauges from overnight. My season-to-date total is now 6.55″. Since Wednesday, I’ve recorded 2.3″. Sunday (3/2) update: Another .1″ this morning. My season-to-date total is now 6.65 […]

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Another inch of rain gets dumped on Menlo Park

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As of 7:30 am, with the skies brightening, there is an even one inch in my gauge. Most fell around 5:00 am when Sally and I were walking. My season-to-date total is now 6.05″. Many concerned folks will be wondering about the Sierra snow pack which will fill the mountain reservoirs. I will be watching […]

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Rain overnight yields to rainbow over Menlo Park in the morning

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Whoopee rain watchers — another .4″ in my gauge this morning. That brings my season-t- date total to to 5.05″ and .8″ in the last 24 hours. They tell me a bigger storm is coming. Photo by Scott Loftesness

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Today’s anticipated deluge becomes off and on showers

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It may rain some more today, yet as of 4:00 pm I have .4″ in my gauges for what is forecast as the first in a system of storms. That is 4.65″ season-to-date compared to 15.45″ same time in 2013. Photo by Scott Loftesness

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A dusting of rain falls overnight in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo rainfall monitor Bill Russ: “Nice to hear some rain on the roof early this morning and see the pavements wet. But only in a trace in my gauges; no measurable rainfall. Alas.” By just before dawn, the rain clouds had moved, viewed from Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park. Note: Those dots in […]

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Wow! More rain means a flowing creek and green grass

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Here’s a sight that Menlo Park residents haven’t seen for awhile — San Francisquito Creek flowing steadily over a number of days and green grass sprouting on its banks. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An additional .3″ in my gauge as of Monday morning. This brings my season-to-date total to 4.25″. In the last 8-9 […]

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Pitter patter on the roof overnight in Menlo Park

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An additional .25″ to report for the overnight rainfall. I am now at 3.95″ for the season that started July 1, 2013. We are inching up. And what a current in San Francisquito Creek is under Sand Hill Road. It sounded like a mountain stream! The earlier than usual spring blooms are probably extra confused. […]

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Saturday AM rain makes it 1 1/2 inches in past week

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An additional .5″ in my gauge this morning. That is 3.7″ season-to-date and 1.5″ for this week. Front and back yards all over Menlo are lapping up the moisture. Photo by Linda Hubbard

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“Best rain of the season” falls in Menlo Park

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As of 7:55 am, there was .6″ in my gauges. That makes it 3.2″ of rain year-to-date. That compares to 15.05″ the same time last year, but 14.65″ of that total fell before January 1, 2013. This mornings .6″ is the best rain in over 12 months. There is a current of water under the […]

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