Day dawns wet after last night’s thunderstorms

by Chris Gulker on January 19, 2010

Rain-drenched windshields were part of most Menloite’s  back-to-work AM commutes today after the MLK day break.

Overnight thunderstorms and high winds clobbered the mid-Peninsula and South Bay, depositing nearly an inch of rain locally (.9″ according to Menlo’s ace backyard meteorologist Bill Russ).

Forecasters say an even bigger storm is headed our way over the Eastern Pacific, bringing more cool, and very wet, conditions, probably through the end of  the week. Night time temperatures will dip into the low 40s with daytime highs in the low- to mid-50s.

One Comment

Nick Turner January 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm


Love your Menlo Park blog.

This morning around 10AM my rain gauge showed exactly 2″ (since the start of this wave of storms, last weekend). I am in an apartment just behind the big Safeway on El Camino (Roble Ave). I’ll leave the 2″ in it so I can get a full storm-set total at the end of the week, then let you know what we got here.

I woke at 5:15 this morning to the sound of breaking glass as a large jar was blown off my railing to the concrete floor. I estimate the gust was around 50 mph. Big fun!

Looking forward to more delicious Menlo nooz.


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