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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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Spotted: Broken water main being repaired on Santa Cruz Avenue

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Yesterday afternoon, InMenlo contributor Jym Clendenin sent us a photo of water gushing the streets and front yards of homes around Santa Cruz Avenue and San Mateo Drive. He sent another photo shortly before 11:00 pm last night with this update:  [As of] “10:30 pm about 15′ of failed 10″ water main on north side of […]

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Enjoy the sun while it’s out – more rain on the way

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It what might be good news for those heading to the Sierras (or bad, depending on strength of next series of storms), it will be a wet and rainy three-day weekend. Last night’s overnight drizzle, added .1″ to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s gauge, bringing his year-to-date to 8.85″.

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Dawn brings the the sun but showers remain

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Showers do drop real rain. I found .25″ in my gauge this morning. My season-to-date total now 8.75″. Only Sunday promises not to have rain.” Photo of sunrise at Bedwell Bayfront Park by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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