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Zero rain in Menlo Park for second January in a row

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Once upon a time it rained during January in Menlo Park. But not this year. Or last year either. Not one drop was recorded, although there were a few very brief sprinkles. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ dug back through his records to give us a snapshot of what January usually brought the mid-Peninsula as far as rainfall. There […]

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Reviewing Menlo Park’s rainfall at the end of the calendar year, mid-way through the season

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Happy New Year to all the InMenlo readers. With no rain in sight today, I feel confident providing a rain report as of 12-31-2014. My total since July 1st [the beginning of the rain calendar year] is 13.60″. That compares to 2.2″ as of 12-31-13. A better comparison is 12-31-2010 when the figure was 9.25″. The […]

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December rain is outpacing what fell in last good rain year 2010-11

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ measured an additional .35 inches on Friday (12/19) and overnight, bringing his year-to-date total to 13.60 inches. This is ahead of the seven plus inches at this date in December during the 2010-11 rain season, the last time he recorded over 20 inches for the season. All this rain has brought […]

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Last 24 hours brings more rain to Menlo Park

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Today is suppose to be a “dry out” day around the Bay Area and here in Menlo Park. We’ve had a good soggy December with InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reporting another .2″ in his gauges early this morning, bringing his recorded season-to-date to 13.25″. The mushrooms in the accompanying photo by Irene Searles are big […]

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Rainy weather is Menlo Park norm this December

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:50 this morning, I can report an additional .5″ for yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date total is now 13.05″. Just grand!” All that moisture is prompting mushrooms to sprout all over Menlo Park. Theses tiny one-inch ‘shrooms were spotted by InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles.

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Rain keeps pounding Menlo Park with more on the way

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Update at 4:00 pm from Bill: ‘Add .3″ of rainfall to my 8am report for a total of 1.3″. My season-to-date total is now 12.55″. This compares to 4.7″ on this date in 2010. The rain year 2010-2011 was the last, in my backyard, to exceed 20″. Those months in early 2011 produced 16′. May […]

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Someone turned the spigot on in Menlo Park – and the rain continues

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Update as of 3:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 13 from Bill Russ: “Lo and behold an additional .1″.  Now 11.25″ season-to-date. To my surprise I am higher than the SF Airport.” Update as of 2:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 12 from Bill Russ: “Just found an additional .2″ bringing my season-todate total to 11.15″. Update as of 7:00 […]

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And the rain continues in dribs and drabs in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:Another .35″ to report for late yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date is now 6.2″. My backyard collection is right below the SFO total and above San Jose where it usually rests.” Photo of rainbow reflected in puddle by Irene Searles

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Overnight drizzle adds to Menlo Park’s rainfall for the season

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A surprise for me, another .1″ in my gauge this morning from during the night. That makes my season to date total 5.85″. On another note: Has anyone else noticed what a relatively warm storm this has been? Photo of rain sprouted mushrooms by Irene Searles

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Beautiful rainbow over Menlo-Atherton High School

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M-A teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow reports “perfect timing — a rainbow during passing period!” We think it’s the perfect photo to update the local rainfall provided by Bill Russ: “Where I am right now is 5.75″ season-to-date and 3.45″ for the two days,”  a report sent in on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Betsy Sergeant Snow

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Two-day storm total inches toward 3.5 inches of rain in Menlo Park

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Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ early this morning: “An early 7:30 am, as I am departing until noon. I just measured an additional 1.4″. My season-to- date total is now 5.55″. This two day storm totals 3.24″. The lawn of bright fall leaves was photographed in the front yard of a home just off […]

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