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Update: Bill discovered another .1″ in his gauges after sending this initial report, bringing his year-to-date to 1.45″.

The rain that started Wednesday with off and on again drizzles developed into more serious showers today. The forecast calls for that pattern to continue with heavier rain on Saturday. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports: “There was .2″ from yesterday and today as of 4:00 pm. My season-to-date total is now 1.35″. More is likely to come and I will give you a comparison.”

The accompanying photo was taken a bit after dawn yesterday at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park. A light shower had just passed, and the sun poked through to produce a long Fall shadow.

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Overnight rain is just a dribble in Menlo Park

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15″ in both my gauges. My season-to-date total is now 1.15″. A hoped for 20″ is a long way away. “I have provided few comparative figures for last year since that rainfall was so paltry. How about giving that data for the 2010-11 rain year when the total was […]

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Another wimpy day of rain in Menlo Park – with Saturday AM update

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Saturday AM update: Bill Russ reported an added .1″ with overnight/dawn rain, bringing his year-to-date total to 1″ Yesterday’s rain produced a few puddles, which made a dog happy, but not much to put a dent in the drought. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported: “Maybe more will fall later but as of late afternoon, I […]

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Real rain falls overnight on Menlo Park, giving way to sun mid-morning

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The predicted overnight showers arrived more like real rain, with a steady patter that persisted through rush hour. Reports InMenlo rainfall watcher Bill Russ: “I had .65″ in my gauge this morning as of just after 9:00 am. Last year we had a similar storm a few days earlier, .60 inches on Sept. 21.” By […]

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Rain year 2013-14 report: not very wet in Menlo Park

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Here is my rainfall report for the 2013-14 rain year that began on July 1, 2013 and ends today:  9.55″ fell in my Menlo Park backyard. That compares to 16.50″ in the 2012-2013 rain year. Local weather watchers may be reminded that there have been worse rain years: 8.2″ fell in the 2o06-07  year. In the […]

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Close to half inch of rain falls on Menlo Park

A total of .4″  of rainfall for the day, with a couple of good downpours both early and mid-afternoon. My season-to- date figure is now 9.55″. I think today’s drop was a bit of a surprise, particularly the cloudburst between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. How I hope I can break 10″ in my backyard by […]

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Friday wet weather adds .25″ to Menlo Park rain coffers

.25″ is my report for this morning’s rain. I am now at 9.15″ season-to-date. Sure would like to reach 10″. I notice my backyard [in west Menlo Park] continues to exceed the San Jose Mercury readings for San Jose and San Francisco Airport. My son drove to the Tahoe area this morning and encountered lots […]

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Rain – heavy at times – falls on Menlo Park in 24 hour period

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It was no April Fool’s joke. A chilly rain fell on Menlo Park yesterday, causing minor flooding in places, such as the intersection of University and Middle avenues. The latest storm added just over half an inch to the seasonal total, which now stands at 8.9″, reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. He adds: “This […]

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Off and on again rain keeps umbrellas going up and down

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My backyard gauges show a nice .65″ from today’s rain. I am now 8.35″ rainfall season-to-date. Perhaps more to come this week. Photo by Julie Getze

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Squeezing out a little more rain on Menlo Park

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Managed to squeeze out an additional .4″ in my gauge today. Most of that was by 9:00 am. I had hoped for more. My season-to-date total is now 7.2″ and that compares to 16.05″ same time last year.  Remember the rain year started back on July 1, 2013. Photo by Linda Hubbard

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Overnight rain is just a drop in the bucket

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It rained steady last night, and my hopes were up for Menlo Park. Alas, I found just .15″  in my gauges. My season-to-date total is now 6.8″. Come on heavens — open up on us! Photo of drippy magnolia taken around sunrise by Linda Hubbard

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