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Morning rain report as El Niño finally arrives

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PM update: “Another .2″ since my morning report. This brings my back yard total to 7.75″. It is building up nicely. I hear more tomorrow morning. Hold tight!” emails Bill Russ. Meteorologists have said that our rain in December was not related to El Niño, but that the series of storms we’re experiencing this week heralds […]

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The wet stuff means a warm up for Menlo Park

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After shivering through successive frosty mornings last week, rain this morning brought with it higher temperatures. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15″ to report for this morning’s rain. This brings my season-to-date total to 6.8″. We came into calendar 2015 with over 10 inches and then no rain, in my backyard, for the first 36 […]

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Frigid temps and a little more rain in Menlo Park

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a temperature of 25 degrees was recorded yesterday in Menlo Park. We saw heavy frost on many rooftops on a walk downtown around 9:00 am. Then the rain came in the afternoon. InMenlo weather watcher reports .1″ in his gauges as of this morning, bringing the season-to-date to 6.65″ […]

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It’s freezing in Menlo Park!

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Well, at least it was this morning, with frozen puddles to attest to chilly temperatures. The forecast is for temperatures to dip to 32 degrees or so again Sunday morning.

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Spotted: Pretty Christmas clouds

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We had occasion to be out and about before sunrise this morning, and spotted this pretty and colorful clouds. It was nice way to greet Christmas morning…

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Showers and wind mixed with patches of blue is the Christmas Eve weather menu

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Lots of raindrops on Menlo Park roofs overnight yielded to patches of blue by mid-morning, making it look like Santa will have an easy journey.  InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .2″ in his gauges around 11:00 am, bringing year to date to 6.35″. Later in the morning brought more showers, a pattern that’s expected […]

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Spotted: Rushing water in San Francisquito Creek

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen rushing water in San Francisquito Creek but the recent series of rain storms has gotten it flowing quite nicely. More rain is forecast for tomorrow with sunny conditions expected Christmas Day. Photo by Sue Swezey

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Drizzle makes for a soggy Tuesday morning in Menlo Park

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Afternoon update: Before the sun broke through, Bill had recorded another .2″, making the season-to-date to 6.15″. The rain — and wind! — overnight yielded to a steady drizzle throughout the morning in Menlo Park, making for a soggy start to the day. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ around 7:45 am: “Another .6″ to […]

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Rainy weekend is prelude to rainy week

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Update: we got another report from Bill around 4:00 pm; he’d recorded another.3″ since the morning, so 5.5″ today with season-to-date 5.35″. The wet weather over the weekend is leading to more wet weather this week with sun expected on Wednesday and Christmas day. “Another .25″ in our rain gauge this morning,” emails InMenlo weather […]

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Sun greets holiday shoppers after overnight rain

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emailed: “.2″ in my gauge this morning. My season-to- date total is 4.8″. As the weekend develops, I will provide comparative figures.” By early afternoon the sun was shining over Jack Lyle Park, which was originally known as Los Amigos Park and is on the site of the old Fremont Elementary […]

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Are you ready for El Niño? Find out at a storm and flood preparedness meeting

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Officials predict severe El Niño storm events and flooding this winter. Residents and businesses are invited to attend a community meeting on December 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  to hear how the City of Menlo Park is planning ahead and to get tips to help your family and employees prepare as well. The meeting will take place at the […]

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