rainfall in Menlo Park and Atherton

Drenching rain, blustery wind – all part of the storm pounding Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What a ‘wet’ day this is proving to be Another.75″ to report as of 4:00 pm . That is 1.15″ for the day and 14.65″ season-to-date.  A week ago I was at 9.85″. And it is still raining!” The rain is producing flooded intersections; the wind is bringing down […]

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And the rain keeps pounding down on Menlo Park

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ checked in just before 8:00 am: “Another .4″ as of 7:45 am,  bringing my season-to’date total to 13.9″. When will folks say, ‘Stop, this is enough!’? Not soon for me!” Meanwhile Menlo Park Fire Chief issued an alert: “We encourage people to call 911 if they feel something appears to be unsafe […]

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Lots of rain means roaring creek along Alpine Road

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most ventured out along Alpine Road yesterday and captured some dramatic shots of the raging creek, which we feature here. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded another .85″ from 3:00 pm yesterday to 8:00 am this morning. His season-to-date is now 13.50″. He reminded us that he began tabulating rainfall with the ’95-’96 […]

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Menlo Park storm watch: Sunday PM report

There are, as always, many sides of a significant storm such as the one blowing through Menlo Park today. An upside is donning a pair of “happy” red rain boots to take the big-dog-who-must-be-walked out for a stroll. The alternative is donning a pair of boots and standing in the mud. “[This is the] VFWIS (view […]

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Spotted: Neighbor to the rescue for clogged downspout

Menlo Park resident David Quinn came to the rescue of a friend [and InMenlo contributing photographer] Irene Searles at the height of the rain today, climbing a ladder to clean a gutter and check a downspout. Emailed Irene: “[If he had] not come and helped me figure out pool drainage, which changed when the pool company […]

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Menlo Park and Atherton residents urged to get ready for the big weekend storm

The National Weather Service is predicting a strong storm system will begin moving into the Bay Area beginning Friday evening, Jan. 6.  A wind advisory has been issued for our area from Saturday 4:00 am to 1:00 pm with sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts up to 40 mph. A flash flood watch has been […]

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