Now that’s a storm and it’s continuing over Menlo Park
Update at 4:30 pm from Bill: “Another .6” this afternoon for a total of 1.05″ in today’s storm! This makes 2.7” season to date. This compares to 3.25” a year ago. Then again, in 2017, December that year had no rain the first 19 days.”
Wind. Thunder. Pouring rain. Finally a real winter storm is visiting Menlo Park, even though the calendar still says autumn.
Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ earlier this morning: “I was awakened at 4:00 am by a downpour of rain. Then I heard it passing through the outside downspout. Aren’t the storm sounds wonderful?!!
“We checked the gauge at 6:45 am and found .45”. That brings the season-to-date to 1.65”. This compares to 3.25” a year ago and that proved to be a below average level. Lots more higher totals is the hope.”
All that wind adds up to leaves being ripped from the trees, with as much fall color on the ground as above, along with downed umbrellas like the one we spotted on Lutticken’s roof. And all the rain makes for some puddles that are becoming mini lakes.
Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018