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Palo Alto Could Get 1.5 Inches of Rain This Week

Palo Alto Could Get 1.5 Inches of Rain This Week

Palo Alto is in for another wet week and could get up to 1.5 inches of rain. The rain is expected to stick around through Thursday night and could bring wind gusts as high as 20 mph, with a chance of thunderstorms.

As with any rain event, the Palo Alto Public Works Department will be closely monitoring conditions. You can stay up to date on the local Palo Alto forecast from the National Weather Service here.

The City has sandbag stations set up at both Rinconada Park and Mitchell Park. Filled sandbags remain available while supplies last. If you experience any rain-related problems, below are a number of resources to help you report the problems:

Report Problems 

Blocked storm drains, slides and fallen trees, call the Public Works after hours line: 

(650) 329-2413

Power Outages/Electrical Problems

Call Palo Alto Electrical Operations: 
(650) 496-6914 

The City encourages residents to stay aware of local conditions and to access updated information on creek levels, weather forecasts and more at

You can also monitor Palo Alto’s creek levels here.

Here’s an update on current San Francisquito Creek projects:

West Bayshore Road at San Francisquito Creek

The West Bayshore Road creek level sensor remains non-operational until Caltrans completes structural work related to the bridge railing. Once this work is completed, the City's engineering team will have a contractor install the new creek sensor. A temporary camera has been installed to allow the community to view creek levels. You can view the West Bayshore Road Creek Camera here

The JPA Creek Monitoring system remains operational during this time. You can monitor Palo Alto’s Creek levels here.

Other Creek Capital Improvement Projects

  • Matadero Road Storm Water Pump Station is currently undergoing replacement construction with a completion date of June 2018. 

  • Downstream of Highway 101 improvements at the intersection of creek bend near Baylands Athletic Center parking lot/Geng Road. This is a Santa Clara Valley Water District project that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

Last Updated: March 2, 2018