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Another drencher hits Menlo Park on Sunday

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San Francisquito Creek, which divides Menlo Park from Palo Alto/Stanford, was roaring early this morning after a weekend of drenching rain, albeit without the heavy winds and thunder that was promised to come with it. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .8″ as of 7:25 am, exceeding forecasts. Season-to-date total is now 15.85″.” More showers are […]

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Finally, Menlo Park gets a good drenching

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “1.65” in my gauge this morning. My season total is now 15.05″. “The last rain year over 21″ in my backyard was 2010-11. At this date in March, 2011, my figure was 16.9″. The season continued in March to add rainfall in bits and drabs. Then, April surprised with close […]

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Menlo Park’s rainfall slowly inches forward

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Where did the Thursday and Friday predicted rain go? Not much fell in Menlo Park. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Yea, for some rainfall to report. At 4:30 pm, I measured .2″. My season-to-date total is 13.2″ with the prospect of more to fall. Right now a hoped for 20″ looks remote.” The skies were clearing […]

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Poppies welcome yesterday’s rain – and today’s sun

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It may have been cloudy and cool this morning following the short rain storm early yesterday evening. But the moisture and hoped for sun, made for jaunty-looking poppies. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .1″ of rain in my gauge this morning. My season-to-date total is 13”. Meanwhile the San Francisco Chronicle reports that there […]

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Off and on showers bring surprising amount of rain to Menlo Park

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First there was wind, then there was rain — sometimes accompanied by thunder and lightening. Quite a wild 24 hours in Menlo Park. Yesterday morning the wind was blowing so hard that the light rain that was falling dried almost the minute it hit a body (this one while jogging at Bedwell Bayfront). Late afternoon […]

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Latest rain storm passes through by mid-morning

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There may have been blues skies overhead but that didn’t deter two toddlers from playing with umbrellas in Fremont Park.  InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ had .25″ in his backyard gauges, bringing his season-to-date total to 12.2″

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Dry spell ends with overnight rain

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “After five days with no rain, .2″ fell during the night. My season-to-date total is now 11.95″.” The morning brought a mix of sunshine and clouds, with the temperature remaining mild. Photo taken at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Spotted: Fun in the creek following the rain

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PM update: Another .1″ brought Bill’s total to 11.75″. The sun and rain played “tag, you’re it” this morning with periods of both showers and bright sunlight. A number of families were taking advantage of the mild temperature to enjoy frolicking in San Francisquito Creek near the Allied Arts. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s overnight […]

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Today’s rain is of the weeping kind

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We heard from InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ early this morning when he reported another .1″ of rain, which he described as “more a weeping than a rain.” It brings his total year-to-date to 11.55″. A group of egrets spotted at Bedwell Bayfront Park at the foot of Menlo Park didn’t seem to be disturbed […]

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Overnight/morning rain gets San Francisquito Creek roaring

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When the heavy rain broke up around noon, we weren’t the only ones walking on the bridge over San Francisquito Creek at San Mateo Drive. It’s a favorite spot to check out the effect of the rainfall in the past 24 hours. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports: “1.1” for the day’s storm. My season-to-date […]

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No more misting, that’s real rainfall overnight

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Those of you who are sound sleepers and who slept in today due to the holiday, may be surprised at the overnight total rainfall, given the sunny skies this morning.  InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports 1.2″, putting his season-to-date to 10.35″. Yesterday’s rain came right on schedule at around dinner time and didn’t really let up […]

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