It’s March 1st and the roaring lion is in full force in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 1, 2018

Afternoon update from Bill: “All sunshine at 3:30 pm. .75” my total for the day. That is 8.8″ season-to-date. In 2017 we were at 29.2” and 13” in 2016. Hopefully more to come.”

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “March is coming in with a nice gusto of rainfall. Just after 9:35 am and .55” in my gauge. That is 8.6’ season-to-date. I will check around 4:00 pm. Mr Rainfall – this is how I have named myself.”

That got is thinking about the lion and lamb March saying. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the phrase:

“An English proverb describes typical March weather: (A Common Pennsylvania Saying): March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
In the 19th century it was used as a prediction contingent on a year’s early March weather: If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.”

The lion, by the way, is expected to stay around, at least in the form of showers from now through Saturday morning, so keep your umbrellas handy!

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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