rainfall in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Saturday, I measured more than a trace and less than .1″. I add in .05″ bringing my season-todate total to 20.6″.”

Photo of  “Mother’s Day roses” by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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April showers bring May flowers in Menlo Park

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Rain came to Menlo Park on Friday, adding .4″ to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s backyard gauges. His season-to-date is now 20.45″. The bearded iris pictured is from Menlo Park resident Lisa Burnett’s yard. All of her bulb plantings have had a happy spring.

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One more April shower pushes rainfall in Menlo Park over 20 inches

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Yes, that was rain you heard during the wee hours of the morning. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “If it rains no more [this season], I am satisfied. I found a bit over .1″ in both my gauges this morning. This brings my season-to-date total to 20.05″. My last season over 20″ was rain […]

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More rain overnight yields another half inch

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Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: Measured .5″ this morning. My season-to-date total is 19.95″. Maybe besting 20″ if the weeping continues.” One result: the “Atherton ditch” has running water. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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April showers make for happy roses

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Afternoon update: Another .15″ during the day Saturday bringing Bill’s total to 19.45″. The moisture only sputtered during the day on Friday, but overnight hosted some more substantial showers. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Checked my gauges around 9:00 am, and about feel over to find. 4″as I was expecting much less. My season-to-date […]

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Rain makes for happy Spring flowers

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So after sputtering during the day yesterday — InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported just .15″ as of 4:30 pm — the rain picked up in the evening and overnight. Bill found another .3″ in his gauge this morning, bringing the season-to-date to 18.9″. “Back in 2011, my total on March 21 was 17.55″. Strong rain […]

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Oak is casualty of weekend storms in Menlo Park

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A large oak on White Oak Drive was a casualty of the rain storms that blew through Menlo Park over the weekend. Crews from the City of Menlo Park were on hand this morning to start the clean up. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:  “Sunshine as this day begins…but an additional .2” fell after 4:00 pm […]

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No doubt – San Francisquito Creek is rushing!

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While the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Bay Area from through today (3/13),  the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority does not anticipate flooding will occur along San Francisquito Creek. Residents along the creek can check the status online. The accompanying photo was taken from the San Mateo Dr. bridge about 10:00 […]

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Rainfall count slowly marches towards 20″

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When can Menlo Park residents remember water in Lake Lagunita? It’s there again, formed by the latest storms, not by Stanford releasing water from the upper reservoirs. We searched our archives and came up with 2011 when the Lake looked to be at capacity by the end of March? Will that be repeated in 2016? InMenlo […]

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Rain keeps pouring down on Menlo Park

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These ducks at Sharon Park — and similar water fowl — may be the only ones not inconvenienced by the rainstorms that keep blowing through Menlo Park. But, like residents, they are grateful for the moisture. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ at 7:30 am Friday morning (3/11): “Reporting .5″…now at 16.55″ season-to-date. Oh, that these […]

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Morning and afternoon downpours nudge annual rainfall up

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Today was a day of contrasts, weather wise. There were periods of bright sunshine mixed with a couple of heavy downpours of rain. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emailed that combined they added another .2″, bringing his season-to-date total to 16.05″. Meanwhile, the barren oaks of Menlo are starting to sprout new leaves. We spotted […]

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