Will the rain ever end? Menlo Park residents wonder

by Linda Hubbard on April 8, 2017

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ has been recording rainfall in his central Menlo Park backyard since 1995-96. Only once has he gotten reading over 30 inches, that was the record-breaking 38.6″ in 1997-98.

The overnight and morning rain in Menlo Park added another .45″ to his total for the 2016-17 rain year, bringing that number to 33.75″.

For those wishing for drier days, the news is not good. Showers are expected next week from Tuesday through Friday, making for a soggy spring break.

Photo by Robb Most



CK April 08, 2017 at 2:55 pm

When will the whining stop! First it was because of the election and now a drought plagued global warming event, too much rain!!!

Enna April 09, 2017 at 7:43 am

No. It’s really not so. Rather will it continue to rain, or will we go back to the dreaded drought we been having for years? Really, the rain season has been a huge blessing to us by bringing life back to the parched up California. But, it usually doesn’t rain much during the spring months and it’s certainly not normal for the months of September to February to be the dry months. I would think that the Menlo Park residents have nothing to worry about, unless if a tornado were to hit. Because of the rain the people of Menlo Park should be thinking about how happy the deer, the bunnies, the coyotes, and the birds are. Including the flowers, the bees and the trees, and the song we know about love.

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