weather in Menlo Park

Climate and weather — the two are so often confused. A meteorologist from the National Weather Service will be at the Menlo Park Library to explain the distinctions and to answer questions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The National Weather Service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (a division of the Department of Commerce) with a network of 122 local weather forecast offices and numerous regional centers that keep tabs around the clock on weather, fire, river, coast and ocean conditions.

NWS forecasters rely on a network of radars, satellites, ocean buoys, weather balloons, other observations, and supercomputers to provide timely, accurate, and reliable forecasts. They also issue critical watches and warnings before extreme weather strikes.

Rain soaked leaf by Robb Most (c) 2017

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It’s freezing in Menlo Park!

Well, at least it was this morning, with frozen puddles to attest to chilly temperatures. The forecast is for temperatures to dip to 32 degrees or so again Sunday morning.

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Are you ready for El Niño? Find out at a storm and flood preparedness meeting

Officials predict severe El Niño storm events and flooding this winter. Residents and businesses are invited to attend a community meeting on December 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  to hear how the City of Menlo Park is planning ahead and to get tips to help your family and employees prepare as well. The meeting will take place at the […]

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Chilly temperatures continue under bright blue skies

Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ early this morning: “It is 7:00 am and I show 26.3 degrees with a 25.3 degrees spotted around 5:00 am.  Time to pray for your pipes if it stays this chilly!” A testament to how nippy it is, there was still ice in the rain gutters at 11:00 am. […]

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Frosty conditions in Menlo Park keep residents bundled up, with low temps likely to continue

Sunday morning, Menlo Park residents like Marnie Foody (pictured above) had to do what is routine in other parts of the country – defrost her car windshield. The forecast indicates she should keep her de-icing tool at hand. Overnight lows Sunday night/Monday morning are scheduled to be in the high 20s, likely the lowest temps […]

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Creeping toward spring during a dry 2011

Only .7″ of rain this calendar year. November and December gave this area a solid start on a possible 20″ rainfall year. The days are now compressing, with that likelihood declining. This is another reminder of the variability of the rainfall season. I know that few would trade these sun swept days for rain filled […]

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Warm weather produces blaze of pink (sort of)

It’s hard not to enjoy every moment of  the unusually warm January temperatures, which are expected to continue for the next week. (Maybe by then we’ll be yearning for rain!) InMenlo reader Sally Cooper snapped this blaze of pink outside the Cashin office on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park when it was at its […]

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This morning’s rainbow over Menlo Park!

Driving to the office this morning, I spied this rainbow over Menlo Park – is this the last of our rain this season?

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