A wet October continues in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on October 30, 2016

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .2″ inches in his backyard gauge this morning, to add to .o5″ he found there yesterday morning. That brings the year-to-date total to 3.5″.

This amount of rain is unusual for October, for whatever kind of forecasted rain year. Bill dug back into his data:

“Rain year 2005-06 is one of the highest total since I have been watching. The full year was 24.35”. October 2005 was .4″, giving little hint of what a good year it would be.

“To the other extreme, rain year 2013-14 was very low at 9.55″. That was cause for conservation efforts. October of 2013 was zero rainfall though September did have .5″.”

Umbrellas were up this morning at the Menlo Park Farmers Market; photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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