InMenlo Flash

It rained most of the night, and InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported earlier this morning: “.3” last night. Now 7.75” season to date. I am hoping to reach 10”.

As the rain is forecast to continue today, then taper off but come back tomorrow, may be Bill will reach that goal sooner than later! We’ll update this post with his afternoon report.

Neighbor Sue Swezey snapped a photo of us out for a walk with Maggie, who knows Sue well from many, many walks in happier times. A Yorkshire Terrier, she loves puddles but not rain, belying her English heritage.


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