rainfall 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 of the cornfields…..And the wild geese sailing high. …..And all over the upland and lowland the charm of the golden rod…..Some of us call this autumn…..Others call it God’….This is an extract from William Herbert Carruth’s poem, ‘Each in His Own Tongue.’ He lived 1859-1924.”

Rain last fell on September 16, and InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured some drops on some pretty leaves.


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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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Rain, rain – will it ever go away?

Yes, more May rain. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Yesterday’s on and off again sprinkles largely missed my back yard. I have .05” to report. That is 23.05” season to date. The last of the rain for us?” Photo by Robb Most (c) 2019

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More May madness – this time with thunder!

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What unusual May weather we are having. About 7:45 am there was a loud clap of thunder and some lightning. I went out. Rain followed. There was .4” in my gauge. I am now 22.85” season to date.” Photo by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Rain – really – in May?

Yes reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “In our back yard we captured a satisfying .4” in our gauge. That is 22.15” season to date.” Photo of rain drenched flower earlier this spring by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Skies remain cloudy after overnight rain – but the benefit is a pretty spring scene

Are we really in for another few days of off and on showers? So says the weather forecast (except for tomorrow which looks good). Report InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.1” to report this morning. Now 21.75” season to date.” The lovely photo of oak and horses was taken by Irene Searles who writes:  “Driving […]

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Pre-dawn shower adds to Menlo Park rainfall

Maybe we weren’t the only ones to sigh when hearing rain pounding the rooftop around 5:00 am. But it yielded to sunshine by the time the morning commute had started. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An additional .1” in my gauges this morning. Now at 21.65”. Maybe more to fall and collect today. My […]

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Mix of sun and rain today in Menlo Park

People in Menlo Park were kept busy today putting their umbrellas up and down, with the sun peeking through between the showers. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: ” .3” to pass onto you. This brings my season to date total to 21.55″. A year ago my total was 11.9”.” The sunshine makes for happy […]

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Evening rain pounds Menlo Park

The rain predicted for yesterday — and foretold by “red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” — didn’t arrive until the evening. It then fell steadily. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I have .4” to report this morning. My season to date is now 21.25”. Is this not how InMenlo followers want rain to […]

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Rain overnight gives way to sun after dawn

Lots of rain overnight yielded to scattered clouds and sunny skies Saturday morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Whoopee! While we were sleeping .6” of rain fell into my gauge. That is 20.85” season to date. This is a welcome surprise to me!” Jogging up the Dish trail from Alpine we captured the atmospheric […]

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Lots of sputtering, not much rain today in Menlo Park

The skies stayed grey enough today just to fool people into thinking the rain was coming, but not much fell. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I am reporting .1” for the day of rainfallA disappointment for me. Still 20.25” season to date. Heck, I have put away my winter and rain banners!” Per usual […]

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