Weather

Rain pounds rooftops overnight in Menlo Park and Atherton

That was some noisy rain last night (following wimpy rain during the daylight hours). Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Checked our gauge just before 7:00 am and no rain, right now. We have a tidy .6” to report. Much of that around 4:00 am when I heard it pounding on the roof. That is 18.8” […]

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Not much rain today, but more on the way

It was mostly sputters today, rainfall wise. “As of 3:15 I have .1” to add to my today,” emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “I am now 18.2 season to date.” The forecast is for more rain to start tonight around dinner time and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Rainbows over Menlo Park are benefit of continuing showers

Sunday brings respite from the rainy weather, but more is on the way next week. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emailed early this morning: “Another .2” to report, although I think that mainly fell in the late afternoon after I had folded up. Still, now at 18.1” season-to-date. My hope of 20” is drawing closer.” […]

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Yep, it’s still raining in Menlo Park

To some, the continuing rain is “getting old.” Count neither InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ nor contributing photographer Robb Most among them. Reports Bill: “A satisfying .55” in our gauge as of 6:45 this Saturday morning. My season-to-date total is now 17.6”. And the possibility of more to come.” He measured another .3″ around 1:00 pm […]

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Finally a good overnight drenching in Menlo Park

Now that was some rain — and some wind — overnight in Menlo Park. The morning brings showers and sunshine. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: It’s 6:45 an, and Sally just brought in our gauge. There is .9” in it which is pleasing to both of us. That is 17.05” season to date.” We liked […]

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Atmospheric river just a stream so far in Menlo Park

Reading the forecast shortly after dawn yesterday (when the photo above was taken on a Big Dish path), rain was predicted starting at noon. That was pushed back to late afternoon and then late evening. The rain finally arrived during the night, resembling more a stream than the predicted atmospheric river. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher […]

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Finally, some blue sky but the wind makes it cool

By the time most of Menlo Park awoke this morning, the last of the rain showers had passed through the area, leaving behind blue skies and brisk wind that made it feel colder than mid-50s. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I could hear the rain falling on the roof top during the night. Hoping for […]

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If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes

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” […]

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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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