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Streets in Menlo Park were wet this morning, and a steady drizzle continued though mid-morning. But it didn’t make a dent in InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s gauge. The blue skies mixed with clouds in the afternoon did make for a pretty picture thanks to this majestic oak on Crane St.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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A little drizzle overnight adds to Menlo Park’s rainfall

The plastic bags covering the newspapers were wet this morning, giving an indication that more rain feel overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15” in my gauge…I am now 5.75”.” Yesterday’s rain filled gullies across town. The one shown here is in west Menlo Park. Photo by Robin Tobias (c) 2020

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Spotted: Break in the rain yields pretty sidewalk photo

We were drawn by this photo taken by Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias because of how it showed two things: wet sidewalks and blue skies above in the reflection. Such was the weather in Menlo Park on Thursday that never could figure out what it was doing, alternately between downpours and clearing skies. Photo by […]

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What a wintry day on the mid-Peninsula!

Our day began before dawn with a walk on the Dish where we were met with what felt like gale-force winds — and hail! By the time we got home, the sun was out (and Robb Most was able to capture a rainbow). Then there was rain and more rain before things started to calm […]

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Spotted: Rainbow over Trader’s Joe in Menlo Park

It’s not even noon and today has already seen lots of weather in Menlo Park. Showers at dawn — accompanied by high winds — gave way to momentary sunshine shortly after 8:00 am. The combination produced a rainbow over  Trader Joes. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2020

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Winter light in Half Moon Bay – plus latest rain report

We applaud this photo taken in Half Moon Bay by InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness. It captures the winter light so well that we selected it to accompany the latest rain report. Yes, it came overnight — again! Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .05”. Now 4.8” season to date. A year ago the total […]

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Is Menlo Park “Camelot” when it comes to rain?

There seems to be a pattern emerging in 2020. Rain falls overnight in Menlo Park but has stopped by the time early morning exercisers hit the trail and children pedal their way to school, a Camelot-like pattern. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .05”. Now at 4.75”.” The low winter sun makes for a […]

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Overnight rain brings damp streets in Menlo Park – plus 49er prediction

While you might not have heard rain on the rooftop overnight, the damp streets in Menlo Park tell the story. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:  “I can squeeze out .05” for 4.7” season to date. “More importantly, Mr. Rainfall is predicting a 49er win, 34-23. The 49ers will score four touchdowns and two field goals. […]

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First rain of 2020 falls in Menlo Park

Ahead of a morning of predicted off and on showers, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports shortly before 8:00 am: “My first measurable rain of the new calendar year, but only .05”. I am now at 4.6″ rain season to date. That compares to 6.5” a year ago.” InMenlo file photo (c) 2019

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Little more than a drop in latest rain storm

Steady rain was predicted for yesterday afternoon, but the result was slightly more than a drop. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15” this afternoon. I am now 4.55” season to date. 4.65” a year ago on this date.” Bill’s gauge had just a trace this morning. A dry spell is predicted as we head […]

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Overnight rain leads to daytime showers – then some sun!

Rain pounded the rooftops of Menlo Park overnight. “.35” as of 7:30 am,” reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “Now at 4.1” season to date. Looks like more to fall today.” Bill was correct. After a brief period of sun mid-morning, the umbrellas were back up at the Menlo Park farmers markets around 10:00 am. […]

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