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Dampeners, not downpours, describes latest rain in Menlo Park

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Forecasts of rain all day turned out to be a mix of rain and sun. All the better for capturing a rainbow, which InMenlo  contributing photographer did from the top of Valpo Hill. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I can squeeze out .1” in today’s rain. My season-to-date total now 9.9”. I describe these […]

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Anticipated rain in Menlo Park is skimpy

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The forecasters promised rain all night and through today in Menlo Park, but the reality was much less than expected. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Just before 8:00 am with the .1” of last night and .2” more this morning. Yes, I thought there might be more. Both my gauges confirm the .3″. So […]

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Lightning-damaged tree branches fall through rooftop of Menlo Park home

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Portions of a Redwood tree fell through the roof of a Menlo Park home and onto the driveway last Thursday afternoon (March 1), piercing the roof to a second floor bedroom and damaging automobiles. No one was injured. Crew from Menlo Fire Truck One gained access to the barn-style roof where they cut and removed […]

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Spotted: Double rainbow in Portola Valley

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With all the off again, on again rain in the area yesterday, Portola Valley resident Danna Breen, who lives close to the western hills, was lucky enough to step out of her home yesterday to see a double rainbow, which she captured in a photo. You can see the peaks of Windy Hill in the […]

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Rain clouds yield to sunny skies in Menlo Park today

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While the forecast was for “showers all day,” they sputtered out mainly in the morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “3:45 pm and sunny outside. So, .3” for today in my backyard. That is 9.5” season-to-date. This compares to 29.2” same date in 2017 and 13” in 2016. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Downpours throughout the day in Menlo Park

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Anyone who was around Menlo Park and Atherton today know that when the off and on again rain came down, it was with gusto! Emails inMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “The 5:00 pm downpour put .1” in my gauge. A total of .4” for the day and seasonal total now 9.2”. Photo by Robb Most […]

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It’s March 1st and the roaring lion is in full force in Menlo Park

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Afternoon update from Bill: “All sunshine at 3:30 pm. .75” my total for the day. That is 8.8″ season-to-date. In 2017 we were at 29.2” and 13” in 2016. Hopefully more to come.” Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “March is coming in with a nice gusto of rainfall. Just after 9:35 am and .55” […]

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Yep, that was rain you heard last night in Menlo Park

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The skies turned blue yesterday afternoon after the morning rain, but the clouds rolled back in around 10:00 pm producing another downpour. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “On a whim, I checked my gauge this morning. Lo and behold an additional .1” fell last evening or during the night. My total is 8.05”,  in […]

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Fast moving rain storm hits Menlo Park Monday morning

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Late sleepers would have missed this morning’s rainstorm which hit its peak around the morning school and work commute. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Well, that storm sure blew through. Unless things get active this afternoon my figure is .35” for this morning’s rainfall. That is 7.95” season-to-date. Comparisons are no fun: 29.2” this […]

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Another almost half inch falls on Menlo Park

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Update from Bill on Friday, Jan. 28: “This may not stir InMenlo followers, but there was .05” in my gauge this morning. Now 7.6” season-to-date.” “A surprising .4” in my gauge this morning,” reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ Thursday morning. “My season-to-date to total is 7.55”. This compares to 19.8” a year ago.” Photo […]

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First rain in two weeks falls on Menlo Park

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“Finally some measureable rainfall!” emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “At 8:00 am there is .15” in my gauge [as Monday morning]. “This is the first [rainfall] since January 9th. My season-to-date total is 7.15”. This compares to 19.5” at this date last year and 11.55” in 2016. We need lots more!” Photo by Robb […]

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