Emails InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ this morning: “A lovely rain but we didn’t get as much as expected in Menlo Park.

“The TV weather news had shown us in a red zone of very heavy rains and wind for Wednesday that did not reach that magnitude. Other local areas probably got a lot more.

“We had 1.3” in the rain gauge this morning, for a storm total of 1.9” and season-to-date total of 8.6”.

“More may be on the way as after a brief clearing earlier this morning, it is raining again.”

Photos of rain soaked tree structure in Fremont Park and downtown pedestrian by Robb Most (c) 2019

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And the promised rain arrives in Menlo Park, but somewhat wimpy

Editor’s note: We’ll update Wednesday’s rain later this evening. The promised rain arrived (sort of) on Tuesday, prompting umbrellas to sprout up in downtown Menlo Park. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “More drip drip, dribble dribble. .1” today. Season to date total now 6.7”. It was 7.55” on the same date in […]

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Spotted: Rainbow at dawn as rain subsides

The rain kept coming overnight in Menlo Park but at dawn the skies begun to clear. Early Dish joggers were treated to a beautiful rainbow (not to mention a young coyote on the hunt). Reports InMenlo weather watchers Bill and Sally Russ: We were delighted to find .8” in our rain gauge this a.m. (especially […]

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This time the rain pays a drenching visit to Menlo Park

After yesterday’s sputtering, the skies opened up and the rain came to stay in Menlo Park today. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 4:15 p.m. today, 1” to add to my backyard total. That is 5.7” season-to-date as compared to 4.15” a year ago. “Keep in mind that was a slack rain year. […]

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Lots of wind, not much rain today in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A lot of huffing and puffing today, yet only .05” in our gauge.  That is 4.7” year to date and compares to 4” on the same date in 2018.  Perhaps more on the way!” In a day where showers alternated with blue skies, contributing photographer Robb Most captured a […]

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Sunny skies add to Christmas cheer in Menlo Park

The rain on Christmas Eve cleared the air and dusted off the streets in Menlo Park, giving way to sunny skies on Christmas morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What a lovely Christmas present to have a rain report on Christmas Day.  The rainfall for yesterday and today is 0.4”.  Total rainfall to date […]

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A good rain shower ushers in winter in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “This is the first day of winter, called the solstice. It is the day when the sun is closest to the equator. Consequently, it is the day of the latest sunrise and earliest sunset, which makes it the day of least daylight. The daylight today is 9 hours and 35 […]

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Sunday afternoon rain continues overnight in Menlo Park

The sky was blue and the air was fresh as people headed to work and school this Monday morning in Menlo Park after a good dose of rain overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Yay! A welcome .75” in my gauge this morning after 10 dry days. This is 4.25” season to date. That […]

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Sunny skies over Menlo Park after overnight rain

Kids made their way to school this morning under sunny skies, although the streets were damp. “Rain in gauge this a.m. was .1” making year to date of 3.5”, ” reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. Photographer Robb Most captured some moisture on seasonal berries. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Measurable rain overnight in Menlo Park

The rain that fell overnight in Menlo Park, continued in the morning hours with scattered showers, which are forecast to be over by noon. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I welcomed .4” on my rain gauge at 7:00 am today, making it 3.4” season-to-date. Contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the the lingering […]

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Menlo Park was the recipient of surprise showers today

Checking the weather forecast this morning, some of us boldy decided to start walking downtown around 9:30 this morning, convinced by not one but two weather websites that the rain was over. Our partner said, “You can never trust forecasts.” He was so right. All to say we got drenched. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill […]

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