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Early morning deluge yields to sunny skies

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I wonder if the rain deluge at 4:00 am awakened many InMenlo followers? And then another close to 5:00 am! I just came in at 7:00 am, and found .7′ in my gauge. That is 31.4″ season-to-date. Did the experts forecast this?” Photo of spring blossoms post rain by Linda […]

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Spring arrives dressed up in winter clothing

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Spring may have sprung yesterday, but it was back to rainy winter weather in Menlo Park today. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “That was no sprinkle in my backyard, with our first rain since March 6th. There was .5″ in my gauges bringing my season-to-date total to 30.7″. And maybe more to come this week!” […]

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Flowering pear trees bid farewell to winter

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The 30 plus inches of rain this season have kept InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ busy. So it seems fitting that his driveway is lined with flowering pear trees, among the first trees to blossom as winter yields to spring. Alas, it may not be the end of the wetness. Showers are predicted over the next […]

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Spotted: Favorite walking trail in jeopardy

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To many residents of central Menlo Park (from University Ave. to the Alameda, roughly), the “creek loop” has been a long-time favorite. From the Alameda end, most people seem to do it clock wise, walking east on Bay Laurel, then over the bike bridge at San Mateo Drive, and up the creekside trail adjacent to […]

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Milestone recorded: 30 inches of rain in Menlo Park

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Afternoon update from Bill: “Nearly 4:00 pm,  and the sun is shining brightly. Still,.another .1″ since my morning report of .15″. My season to date total now 30.2″. Consider this for InMenlo readers:To get a sense of 30″, suggest measuring 30″ from their sides. In my case, it reached the point where my thigh gives […]

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Yep, that was hail you saw “raining” down on Menlo Park this morning

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Update at 3:00 pm from Bill: “I have been fooled all day long, thinking the rain was over and then the skies cloud up again. Despite all that huffing and puffing I have only an additional .2″ on top of the mornings .55′ That is .75″ for the day and 29.95″ season-to-date. Back in 1998 […]

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Spotted: Whirling, swirling Atherton Channel near Los Lomitas School

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Robin Tobias snapped this photo of the Atherton Channel near Las Lomitas School around 5:00 pm yesterday. She emailed: “I saw two ducks bodysurfing but couldn’t catch a photo, they were too fast and having a blast!” More rain poured down on Menlo Park around dinnertime and into the early evening on Tuesday. Reports InMenlo […]

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Need some winter cheer? Check out these rain-soaked blooms in Menlo Park

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What’s that? Blue sky and sunshine overhead? Yes, it does feel that it’s been raining forever in Menlo Park. In particular, that was some deluge that started mid-afternoon yesterday and lasted into the early evening. Then came the gusty winds overnight. Reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ at 7:30 am this morning: “28.5” is my season total. That […]

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Menlo Park firefighters sent to Central Valley as part of state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams

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Fourteen Menlo Park Firefighters, one group of nine state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams, arrived in Sacramento after midnight last. They are being staged at McClellan Air Force base, awaiting potential water rescues during this latest winter storm. The team is equipped with three inflatable boats and two power water craft. A week ago the team was deployed to Oroville […]

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Rain that began last night in Menlo Park continues to fall with little respite

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PM update: Bill sent this update before the torrential rain that hit just before 3:00: “Another. 45 inches to report since this morning. N0w season-to-date is 27.3″.” Late yesterday afternoon it was still possible to dodge what were off and on light sprinkles, which these kids enjoyed doing after a performance of The Addams Family The […]

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Wet and windy weather continues in Menlo Park

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St. Patrick’s Day may be a month off but Menlo Park is already showing is greene side y in shades both mossy and chatruese on its oak trees and fences. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning: “.8″ more rainfall [from last afternoon and overnight]. I am now 25.9″ season-to-date.” According to forecasters, today […]

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