InMenlo Flash

The Midwestern adage about “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes,” has been true in Menlo Park the past few days — and holds true today.

Rain, wind, sun — take your pick. Bill Russ reported this morning: “While we slept last night, we were unknowingly the glad recipients of another .4” making the season to date 15.8”.

Another .1″ fell this afternoon, bringing the total to 15.9”.

Big Dish glows in the distance. San Francisquito Creek roars by on its way to the Bay.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Rain overnight – thunder and lightning during the day

What weather you are experiencing may have a lot to do with where you are within our micro-climate. One half of the Dish this morning was bathed in sunlight and featured a rainbow in the distance. The other half appeared to be drenched in showers! Reports InMenlo weather watcher earlier this morning: “During the night […]

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Wind howls and the rain pounds down overnight

Gusty winds, along with more rain, were in the weather forecast, and the prediction proved accurate. “Another .85” overnight,” emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “Now at 14.6” season-to-date and climbing. I know folks who have to drive in heavy rain do not enjoy it. For sure the ground soil is receiving it grandly.” With […]

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Rain creates roaring San Francisquito Creek with high winds continuing

This latest storm has been sufficient to get San Francisquito Creek roaring along, although well below the San Mateo Drive bike bridge. Good to see nevertheless. Emailed InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ early this morning: “Isn’t it wonderful to hear the rain in the night! It’s like all is right with the world. We […]

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Artist Mitchell Johnson extends downtown exhibit of his paintings

Originally set to close yesterday, Mitchell Johnson is extending his exhibit of paintings through Feb. 16. Hours are 11:30 am to 5:30 pm with the artist on hand to answer questions and talk about the paintings. Address is 883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park.

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Residents urged to prepare for next storm by keeping storm drains leaf free

With the National Weather Service forecasting more rain accompanied by high winds arriving Wednesday with continued showers though the weekend, residents are encouraged to keep storm drains clear of leaves and debris. Menlo Park’s incredible tree canopy is part of what has made it a Tree City USA for the last 18 years. That same […]

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Closures to impact Constitution/Independence and Middlefield Roads

A few construction projects are expected to have notable traffic impacts in the coming weeks. These impacts are expected on Marsh Road at the exit to Constitution Road as well as along Middlefield Road between Willow Road and Ringwood Avenue during nighttime hours. Night work on Middlefield Road requiring lane closures will be occurring starting […]

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The pattern continues – rain overnight in Menlo Park

The rain overnight turned to showers in the early morning before finally yielding to sunny skies. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “The morning total is .7”, making it 12.9” season to date. InMenlo contributing photographer captured this still damp plant after the rain abated. After mis-identifying a cherry blossom for a plum […]

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A few more drops of rain overnight in Menlo Park

Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “A little bit more last night. The gauge had .15” this a.m. making the season to date 12.2”. What lies ahead? A friend who lives in Portola Valley reports that snow is in the forecast there tomorrow! Meanwhile, mushrooms are sprouting up all over town. Mushroom pop up after […]

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Rain keeps coming — temperature stays cool — in Menlo Park

The showers continue over Menlo Park, as do cool temperatures — in the mid-to-upper 40s. Brrr… Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “.3” this afternoon, bringing our back yard total to 12.05”. Keep in mind, February 2018 was stuck at 7.6″ until February 25. With plenty of days remaining in February and all […]

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Yvonne Newhouse is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in February

The Portola Art Gallery presents “Variations on a Theme,” an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Yvonne Newhouse. The exhibit highlights Yvonne’s ongoing exploration of painting a single subject using multiple approaches. She hopes to engage the viewer by interpreting each subject in new ways, both real and imagined. A reception for the artist will be […]

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