While we know that the seasonal rainfall calendar runs from July 1 of one year to June 30 of the next, Menlo Park residents are used to the season being over with with one last April shower. Not this year. As InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports: “Menlo’s street gutters were running again this morning with a nice current from the fresh .4″ of rainfall during the night. That takes my year-to-date total to 21.29″ – and perhaps the conservation bears can now go into hibernation.”

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Latest rainfall pushes total toward normal

A lingering puddle on Magnolia Street in West Menlo reflects the dawn this morning. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded .25″ of rain in both of his gauges from yesterday’s late afternoon deluge that extended into the night. “That brings me to 18.05″ compared to 14.35″ a year ago,” he reports.  “This is now within […]

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After the rains, blue skies

Pretty clouds and blue skies rolled in over Menlo (as seen here along El Camino Real, near Middle) after this morning’s rain, which featured a couple of heavy downpours. Rain showers remain in the forecast for the next few days.

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Update from InMenlo’s weather watcher

Just in from InMenlo’s resident weather watcher Bill Russ who reports that “our last measureable rainfall was March 10. This leaves our year-to-date total stuck at 17.55 inches with the season slipping away.” Bill continues: “I monitor the 10 waterbanks in Santa Clara County and they have held steady at 72% of capacity over the […]

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Rain comes to Menlo

Early risers were greeted with a rare occurence in August – rain. The sprinkles began around 7:00 am and turned into a shower hard enough to be heard on rooftops. But by the time anyone could have had time to bring the outdoor furniture under the eaves, the rapidly moving weather front had blown through. […]

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