Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:35  am,  I measured .3”. My total now 2.05”. And more to come!”

Adds photographer Irene Searles: “Twos, Horses and Trees. I always look at this scene as I drive to and from. It rarely disappoints. Portola Valley.”

Afternoon update: “Another .05” since this morning’s report. That is .35” for the day and 2.1” season to date

Photo by Irene Searles (c) 2019

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Drips and drops of rain continue off and on

We dodged the rain drops by hitting the Big Dish predawn today. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Almost 3:30 pm, and the sun just broke through. The storm system seems to have passed through. I can add another .05” to my morning report of the same amount. That is 1.75” season to date. A […]

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Rain continues to sputter, not pour in Menlo Park

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .1” to add to this mornings .05” for a day’s total of .15”. Now 1.65” season to date. So far the big soaking has missed my backyard.” The damp conditions made for wet Christmas tree shopping at local favorite Webb Ranch.  

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Lots of bluster but not much rain – at least yet

The predicted atmospheric river of rain was a but mere trickle of a stream, at least as of 3:00 pm today. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Lots of cold, dampness, and very wet, yet little rain in my backyard. I can only add .15” for a season-to-date total of 1.5”. This day last year […]

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Sunny Thanksgiving morning after more rain overnight

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this Thanksgiving morning: “I was surprised to find a fresh .05” of water in my gauge. That is 1.35” season to date. Perhaps someone else can be more precise but I read a low of about 32 degrees. Brrrr!!!!” Keep those low temps going and we might see snow! […]

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And the rain returns after six month hiatus

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:00 am, my gauge measures 1.1”. That compares to 1.05” same date in 2018. And still raining softly. We are back in business!” All that rain left a huge puddle at the corner of Hillview Drive and Cotton Avenue, photographed just before 10:00 am. Shortly after 4:00 pm, […]

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Huge tree falls on Menlo Park house, family unharmed

A part of a large, 100-foot tree fell into a house on Woodland Ave. in Menlo Park on Sunday, narrowly missing the occupants. Part of the tree shattered the windows in a cathedral style glass ceiling, showering safety glass down on an infant and her two parents. The family was shaken but uninjured. The home had […]

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Big Dish closed on Thursday due to Red Flag Warning

Stanford’s Big Dish area will be closed on Thursday, 10/10/19.  The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning due to forecasted increased winds and low humidity. Check the website for further updates. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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PG&E issues power outage warning due to expected high winds

Due to significantly windy weather conditions and high fire risk, PG&E has announced a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) incident that is expected to affect up to 29 California counties, including San Mateo County. Initial estimates for San Mateo County indicate impacts to customers: · Coast-North Moss Beach/El Granada; Half Moon Bay to Santa […]

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That’s a wrap for the 2018-19 rainfall year in Menlo Park

The rainfall calendar runs from October 1 to September 30, so today marks the beginning of the new rain season. Last year, 23.1 inches of rain fell on Menlo Park, according to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ, who emailed a verse he’s memorized: “‘A haze on the far horizon…..The infinite tender sky…..The ripe rich tint […]

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What’s that wet stuff falling from the sky in Menlo Park?

The predicated rain showers came through during the morning commute as evident by the umbrellas up as parents and kids walked to Oak Knoll School around 8:00 am. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “My gauge has been ‘out.’  We shall see. It is fun anyway.” Later in the morning Bill let us know that […]

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