rainfall in Menlo Park

long winter shadows

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 2010-2011 rain year was the last that exceeded 20″ in my backyard.

Right now San Jose shows 10.22″ and the SF Airport 13.38″. For those who watch, the 10 Santa Clara waterbanks are at 40% capacity. Still low, but a big gain from the 29% prior to recent storms.

I look forward to sending many reports over the next several months.

Footnote from editor: The recents rains have not only turned the hillsides green, the low winter sun that’s shining today cast long shadows.

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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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Approaching two inches of rain in Menlo Park from latest storm

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A total 1.85″ in my gauges, today. My season-to-date figure is now 4.15″. That compares to 3.25″ at this point in 2010, the last rain year with over 20″. Menlo Park resident and local physical therapist Robin Tobias contributed the accompanying photograph with the comment: “Yeak, the creek is running!”

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