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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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Rain falls on Menlo Park on Super Bowl Sunday

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Update: Anoter .1″ fell before dawn on Monday, Feb. 3, brining my year-to-date to 2.6″. As if midday I have .3″ in both my gauges. That is 2.5′ season- to date. Folks may need to be reminded the season started back on July 1st. Now, .3″ may not seem like much but try to measure […]

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Can this really be January in Menlo Park?

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MLK Day in Menlo Park could also stand for “Menlo Loves Kids”, as these youngsters used the day off from school to enjoy the abundant sunshine and unseasonably warm (72 degrees) weather. Playing on their Lee Drive driveway with water canons yesterday are Claire, age 4, her brother Jasper, 1, and neighbor Julia, 9. Editor’s […]

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Mr Rain Man, where art thou?

The year closed out under bright blue skies, once again. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Oh my, only 2.2″ of rain fell in the initial six months of the rain year, which began on July 1, 2013 and will end on June 30, 2014. “In terms of calendar 2013 my total was 4.05″ — […]

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