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105 pages

Validation of NEXRAD Products with Rain Gauge Networks

2008

Overall, it is clear that the DSP product is range dependant; its rainfall estimation carries some errors due to the Z-R relationship power law. This product can be used for storm monitoring and flash flood warning.

Publisher: ProQuest

About this book
In the second part, a network of 50 rain gauges rainfall in the Upper Guadalupe River Basin were used to compare the DSP rainfalls from two radars, the KEWX radar at New Braunfels, Texas and the KDFX radar at Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio, Texas, for the period of September 2006 to May 2007. The rainfall data comparisons were examined based on different time scales: 6 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, and storm total, different distances from radar to gauges (from near range, middle range to far range), and different gauge elevations from 200 m to 700 m. It is found that there is a strong radar range dependence as previously found: underestimate in the near range ( 50 km) and far range (150 km), while overestimate in the middle range (50-150 km). The results found that at the storm total time scale that the DPS product offers a good rainfall estimation and detection, and that the correlation with rain gauges is the highest (KEWX R2 = 0.59 and KDFX R2 = 0.37); and the mean relative differences between gauges observations and radars estimates are the lowest (52% for the KEWX and 59% for the KDFX). It is found there is no gauge elevation dependence in the study area.



96 pages

Weather Instruments: Rain Gauges, Barometers, Humidity & Thermometers

Creator: Natalie Regier | Education - 2005-01-01

As a class, read over the jot notes on the rain gauge. Explain to the children that each day they will write a paragraph about a weather instrument. The children need to decide on the best order for the jot notes. Today, you decide the order as a ...

Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing

About this book
Weather Instruments: Rain Gauges, Barometers, Humidity and Thermometers, is a two-week language arts unit intended for use with Grade Two/Three children. It can be used to strengthen the children's reading and writing skills. Throughout this unit, children are involved in activities that focus their attention on language and how it is used. They brainstorm, use jot notes, write paragraphs, look up definitions in the dictionary, answer questions in complete sentences, and complete cloze activities. Each lesson includes a spelling activity, a brainstorming activity, writing a paragraph, looking up words in the dictionary, answering questions in complete sentences, completing a cloze activity, playing a weather instruments word game, and a parent page. This Earth Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of lessons, activities, crossword, word search, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.



429 pages

Surface Meteorological Instruments and Measurement Practices

Creator: Gyan P. Srivastava | Boundary layer (Meteorology) - 2009

The rain-gauges are invariably set in the ground. Irrespective of the differences in the aperture area and in the over-all construction of different types of non- recording rain-gauges, essentially these consist of (i) a cylindrical shaped collector ...

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist


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  • AcuRite

    AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge

    Lawn & Patio (AcuRite)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    AcuRite

    If you are looking for a rain gauge then this is the one for you.

    5/5 Chuck Hall (Woodland Hills, California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) Love this rain gauge - wish I had gotten it many years ago. Clever design. I like the fact that the scale is graduated in 1/10 inch units for the first 4 inches and then in 2/10 increments for inch 5.Large scale is easy to read and the opening is large enough to be able to easily clean the unit if you choose to do so.IIt is easy to mount - I mounted mine to a 1x1 inch stake which I just stuck in my garden planter.We just got rain in Los Angeles in the past 24 hours and I have included a couple of pictures of the gauge in action., January 11, 2015

    This gauge has not shown to be accurate.

    2/5 Vincent Wiley - See all my reviews, June 2, 2017

    Make sure you get the version that reads in 1/10", not 1/8"!

    4/5 Roger M. (Longview, Texas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) I usually get about a year or two out of these before the plastic becomes so crazed and cloudy that it's hard to read (characteristic of cheap plastic) or they crack due to freezing water (my fault).I ended up buying these from Amazon since it seems the local, big-box hardware stores are carrying the version that reads in eighths (1/8) of an inch. That gradation may be good for distances, but it's not customary of measuring rainfall. Apparently, the 12.5-inch version reads in tenths (1/10) of an inch and the 11.5-inch version reads in eights (1/8). Be sure you know which one you're getting! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 25, 2017
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    Measures up to 5 inches of rainwater
    Numbers are magnified by over 35% for an easy read
    Integrated hang hole for easy mounting or can be stacked into the ground
    Durable, weather-resistant acrylic construction
    Easy-to-read White numbers and inch markings


  • AcuRite

    AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge

    Home (AcuRite)

    Rating (823 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    AcuRite

    Great Rain Gauge!

    I was a little skeptical at first when buying this rain gauge. My dad and I have been tracking rainfall for years with glass gauges (we farm) and I was drawn in by the "self-emptying" part, but also a little leery of how it emptied itself, whether it would freeze in the winter, and whether the design would hold up to years of abuse the way that our plain old tubes did.So, the first thing I did when I got it was take it apart. I have to say, I was really impressed by the design of this thing. Its simple and brilliant, and I think that understanding how it works really helps put you at ease with it.Setup:Two tabs on the side of the white plastic cover allow you to unsnap the white part from the gray part. Inside, you find the measuring unit, which snaps into the gray base. When you unsnap the measuring unit from the bottom of the base, you see the place for the batteries in the bottom of the measuring unit. Once you put the batteries in... 5/5 zlh5009 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge (Kitchen) I was a little skeptical at first when buying this rain gauge. My dad and I have been tracking rainfall for years with glass gauges (we farm) and I was drawn in by the "self-emptying" part, but also a little leery of how it emptied itself, whether it would freeze in the winter, and whether the design would hold up to years of abuse the way that our plain old tubes did.So, the first thing I did when I got it was take it apart. I have to say, I was really impressed by the design of this thing. Its simple and brilliant, and I think that understanding how it works really helps put you at ease with it.Setup:Two tabs on the side of the white plastic cover allow you to unsnap the white part from the gray part. Inside, you find the measuring unit, which snaps into the gray base. When you unsnap the measuring unit from the bottom of the base, you see the place for the batteries in the bottom of the measuring unit. Once you put the batteries in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 24, 2014

    Model #00899 Superior to Model #00896

    I have had two AcuRite Wireless Rain Gauges Model #00896 and had a problem with the rain collector intermittently not making connection to the remote display unit. Even when I placed the remote unit within a metre of the collector, I had problems, although you are supposed to get a connection up to 30 metres. The problem seemed to be that the signal wouldn't penetrate double-paned window class and the house walls.Model #00899 is superior to Model #00896 (which is still being sold) in every way, even though the price is about the same. I was able to move the remote unit from the rain collector to a distance of 5-10 metres, through double-paned glass and house walls, with no problem at all. The 00899 adds a very useful connection-strength indicator, like those used on cell phones, where the strength is indicated by 1-4 bars. Mine reads four bars (strongest) at 5-10 metres, through double-paned glass and the house walls.The remote unit is much improved. The... 5/5 M. Morrison - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge (Kitchen) I have had two AcuRite Wireless Rain Gauges Model #00896 and had a problem with the rain collector intermittently not making connection to the remote display unit. Even when I placed the remote unit within a metre of the collector, I had problems, although you are supposed to get a connection up to 30 metres. The problem seemed to be that the signal wouldn't penetrate double-paned window class and the house walls.Model #00899 is superior to Model #00896 (which is still being sold) in every way, even though the price is about the same. I was able to move the remote unit from the rain collector to a distance of 5-10 metres, through double-paned glass and house walls, with no problem at all. The 00899 adds a very useful connection-strength indicator, like those used on cell phones, where the strength is indicated by 1-4 bars. Mine reads four bars (strongest) at 5-10 metres, through double-paned glass and the house walls.The remote unit is much improved. The... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 29, 2014

    Broken units led to broken trust

    I don't enjoy writing one star reviews, but I'll endeavor to give sufficient objective reasons for doing so. I noticed that recent reviews contain many 1-3 star reviews, so perhaps my experience isn't so odd?My previous AcuRite rain gauge lasted many years. It finally became inaccurate and eventually quit, and analysis showed it was probably longstanding exposure to Texas heat and sun that caused the decline. Since I had previous good experience, I chose this AcuRite as a replacement.The first unit I received wouldn't calibrate. According to the included manual, 8 ounces of water dripped slowly into the collector was supposed to register 1.68 inches on the readout. It wasn't even close. Instructions told me to rotate both screws on the receiver to recalibrate, but they were so stuck in their holes that pliers wouldn't budge them. So I exchanged this unit.The second unit arrived over a month later. Again, I attempted to calibrate, but this time, the... 1/5 Howard Nemerov (TX, United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge (Kitchen) I don't enjoy writing one star reviews, but I'll endeavor to give sufficient objective reasons for doing so. I noticed that recent reviews contain many 1-3 star reviews, so perhaps my experience isn't so odd?My previous AcuRite rain gauge lasted many years. It finally became inaccurate and eventually quit, and analysis showed it was probably longstanding exposure to Texas heat and sun that caused the decline. Since I had previous good experience, I chose this AcuRite as a replacement.The first unit I received wouldn't calibrate. According to the included manual, 8 ounces of water dripped slowly into the collector was supposed to register 1.68 inches on the readout. It wasn't even close. Instructions told me to rotate both screws on the receiver to recalibrate, but they were so stuck in their holes that pliers wouldn't budge them. So I exchanged this unit.The second unit arrived over a month later. Again, I attempted to calibrate, but this time, the... Read more, July 27, 2015
    List Price: $23.81
    Strong signal penetration (enhanced 433 MHz)
    Rainfall alarm indicates it has started raining
    Durable, weather resistant construction
    Rainfall measurement in inches or millimeters with history
    Automatic self-emptying rain collection cup
    Transmits data every 16 seconds
    Durable, weather resistant construction
    Flood watch alarm indicates conditions are present that could lead to flooding


  • .

    Stratus Precision Rain Gauge with Mounting Bracket (14" All Weather)

    Lawn & Patio (.)
    List Price: $36.99

    PRECISE: Accurate to 1/100th of an inch and easy to read. Built to US Weather Bureau standards.
    RUGGED: Constructed of heavy duty, UV resistant polycarbonate (no metal parts to rust), this high quality rain gauge will stand up to years of rough weather and full sun without fading or corroding. Heat and frost resistant.
    QUALITY: The last rain gauge you'll ever need to buy.
    EASY TO INSTALL: Install the rain gauge on a post with its exclusive "Quick Connect" bracket, which lets you quickly remove the cylinder for easy measurement or cleaning.
    VERSATILE: The first inch of rain funnels through the 4" diameter top into a specially calibrated measuring tube. Even a light shower registers clearly in increments of 100ths of an inch. Additional rainfall up to a total of 11" is contained in the outer cylinder until measured separately in the calibrated tube.


  • La Crosse Technology, Ltd.

    La Crosse Technology 724-1710 Wireless Rain Gauge Weather Station with Thermometer

    Home (La Crosse Technology, Ltd.)

    Rating (149 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    La Crosse Technology, Ltd.

    Terrific buy, easy to use.

    5/5 Darrell Fichtl (Athens, GA USA) - See all my reviews, February 3, 2016

    Do not buy

    1/5 JH - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: La Crosse Technology 724-1710 Wireless Rain Gauge Weather Station with Thermometer (Kitchen) This gadget was awesome for about a month and the rain gauge just quit working. The other features still work but I bought it specifically for the rain gauge so now it is worthless to me and I paid a lot for this.I do not recommend this product Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 28, 2016

    Not reliable

    I have been using this since the beginning of October, here in California. It is now January 21. The total rainfall since I started using the unit is around 14", however the Total register in the display reads 2.6" of rain. So, at some point, I lost the Total amount. The way that this unit stores the rain totals is very unreliable. That may be due to some internal logic that is not readily apparent. Customer Service said I must have cleared the Total somehow. To test the counters, at the beginning of January, I entered the rainfall from each day into a worksheet that would accumulate a new total for me. The numbers were weird so I went back to check the daily totals today and I discovered that many days in October had lost their rainfall amount altogether, in a totally random way. So here are the problems I have noticed so far:1) The display unit is very unstable and falls over if you just brush against it.2) The display does not have a hole or hook or any... 1/5 ELOMH - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: La Crosse Technology 724-1710 Wireless Rain Gauge Weather Station with Thermometer (Kitchen) I have been using this since the beginning of October, here in California. It is now January 21. The total rainfall since I started using the unit is around 14", however the Total register in the display reads 2.6" of rain. So, at some point, I lost the Total amount. The way that this unit stores the rain totals is very unreliable. That may be due to some internal logic that is not readily apparent. Customer Service said I must have cleared the Total somehow. To test the counters, at the beginning of January, I entered the rainfall from each day into a worksheet that would accumulate a new total for me. The numbers were weird so I went back to check the daily totals today and I discovered that many days in October had lost their rainfall amount altogether, in a totally random way. So here are the problems I have noticed so far:1) The display unit is very unstable and falls over if you just brush against it.2) The display does not have a hole or hook or any... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2017
    List Price: $36.38
    Monitors Indoor Room Temperature
    User-defined Rainfall Alarm
    Self-emptying Rain Bucket-Empties Via Internal Tilting Cups
    Rainfall History Graph: View Last 7 Days, Weeks, or Months on Graph
    Monitor Indoor & Wireless Outdoor Temperature
    Durable, weather resistant construction
    Rainfall Alert & Precipitation Alarm
    Wireless Outdoor Temperature


  • Regal Art and Gift

    Regal Art &Gift Hummingbird Rain Gauge

    Lawn & Patio (Regal Art and Gift)

    Rating (85 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Regal Art and Gift

    Hit birthday gift

    4/5 Becca - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Regal Art &Gift Hummingbird Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) I bought this as a gift for my nephew's 5th birthday, as he loves all things science-outdoors-animal-nature-related. As soon as he opened it, he had to run outside and set it in the spot he chose (with some help) and since then, has been happily monitoring our summer rainfall -- such as it is-- with his special rain gauge.I'd give it five stars, as it is very attractive and obviously a great gift, but it was much shorter than it appeared in the photos. Even when I'm given product dimensions, I have a hard time accurately picturing the size of something, so I don't blame the manufacturer for this. Simply put, the level of the gauge (it stands about a foot tall max) works perfectly for a 5-year-old, but might not be so ideal for us older, taller folks. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2015

    Its a Cute Look but...

    2/5 Drena Chauncey - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Regal Art &Gift Hummingbird Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) This needs to be reworked. I cannot remove the water collector to empty it without removing the entire item from the ground. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 1, 2015

    Like everyone else it seems

    3/5 Holly W. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Regal Art &Gift Hummingbird Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) Like everyone else it seems, mine did not come with the attachment stake that goes into the ground. Beautiful hummingbird, disappointing product as it is not what is pictured. Won't buy from here again. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 30, 2017
    List Price: $12.60
    Rain gauges
    Out side decor
    The true measurements are 9x3x31 including stake
    Garden stake


  • Springfield

    Springfield Rain Gauge Spike (Green)

    Lawn & Patio (Springfield)

    Rating (273 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Springfield

    Inaccurate!

    1/5 D. Clark - See all my reviews, December 13, 2015

    Inaccurate to a high degree

    Inaccurate. Consistently measures high as compared to another rain gauge placed in the same location and as compared to local weather rainfall readings. This was bought to use so it would be convenient to see from a window. We already had another rain gauge that always gave good readings as compared to others in our neighborhood and to overall weather department readings. This gauge is placed in an open area with no overhanging buildings, trees, or other obstructions that could sway the readings. Our other reliable gauge was on the opposite side of the house in an open area. In an attempt to verify the seemingly high readings, I moved the reliable gauge to the same area as this one, within a foot of each other. This gauge does, indeed, consistently read very high as compared to the reliable gauge we have had for a number of years. Case in point, we recently had some rain. This gauge read 2-1/2 inches, when actual rainfall totals were closer to 1-1/2 inches as verified by the... 1/5 Alice P. (Louisiana) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Springfield Rain Gauge Spike (Green) (Lawn & Patio) Inaccurate. Consistently measures high as compared to another rain gauge placed in the same location and as compared to local weather rainfall readings. This was bought to use so it would be convenient to see from a window. We already had another rain gauge that always gave good readings as compared to others in our neighborhood and to overall weather department readings. This gauge is placed in an open area with no overhanging buildings, trees, or other obstructions that could sway the readings. Our other reliable gauge was on the opposite side of the house in an open area. In an attempt to verify the seemingly high readings, I moved the reliable gauge to the same area as this one, within a foot of each other. This gauge does, indeed, consistently read very high as compared to the reliable gauge we have had for a number of years. Case in point, we recently had some rain. This gauge read 2-1/2 inches, when actual rainfall totals were closer to 1-1/2 inches as verified by the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 23, 2017

    seems to work, but quality control poor

    3/5 Hawkeye - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Springfield Rain Gauge Spike (Green) (Lawn & Patio) I was skeptical that a rain gauge with such a tiny opening would give accurate readings, but it seems to do the job. My example had a big smear of glue on the front surface, making it difficult to read the numbers etched into the rear surface.Update July '14: I bought another gauge with a much larger opening and the results have correlated very closely so apparently the tiny opening is a non-issue. Were it not for the glue smear, I'd give it five stars. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 12, 2013
    List Price: $10.35
    Accurately measure up to 6 inches of rainfall with this rain gauge from Springfield. The specially designed, impact resistant housing is magnified by the clear lens for easier reading from across the yard.
    Ready to mount on a post, or spike in the ground, there is a place for this rain gauge in any yard.
    Springfield is the trusted name in outdoor temperature keeping, rain gauging, and timekeeping.
    The green housing blends into natural environments.
    This lightweight rain gauge measures 11.5 inches by 3 inches, a perfect size for discreet rainfall monitoring.


  • La Crosse Technology, Ltd.

    LaCrosse 705-110 Patina Rain Gauge

    Home (La Crosse Technology, Ltd.)
    List Price: $11.92
    Price: $7.53
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    Use the Included mounting bracket to mount to a post or fence, or use it as a garden/yard stake
    Stylish easy-to-read design
    Floating rain marker for easy viewing
    Measures up to 6 inches of backyard rainfall
    Rain collector slides off bracket for emptying and cleaning


  • TV Non-Branded Items

    AcuRite 00810A2 Glass Rain Gauge

    Lawn & Patio (TV Non-Branded Items)

    Rating (176 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    TV Non-Branded Items

    Also a bargain replacement gain gauge tube.

    5/5 radyo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00810A2 Glass Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) The AcuRite gauge's tube easily slides out of its little mounting bottom, allowing it to serve as a replacement tube for other rain gauges. The nice thing is that this AcuRite rain gauge, complete with mounting bottom, costs a fraction of what just the tube by itself is selling for on Amazon --- yet, it's absolutely identical to those standalone replacement tubes. We have an ornamental rain gauge statue where the numbers wore off, and the AcuRite tube fit perfectly. Saved enough money to pay for a fast food lunch! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2016

    Does the job

    4/5 Toddly - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I installed this on a small wooden stake away from any trees or the house. Haven't had much rain since I installed it, but it is easy to read and simple to use. An earlier version of this rain gauge broke when I forgot it outside when the weather got cold and the water in it froze and cracked the glass. Remember not to leave it out in the winter if it gets below freezing where you live. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 20, 2013

    so why couldn't a much more expensive glass rain gauge be a little more sturdy.. Finally

    1/5 Dwight R. Rhoads (Peoria, Illinois) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AcuRite 00810A2 Glass Rain Gauge (Lawn & Patio) You don't want this one. Mine arrived very broken, but thru the packaging I noticed the broken tube's glass was only a fraction of a mm thick. Those old returnable pop bottles could be thrown against a wall & they wouldn't break, so why couldn't a much more expensive glass rain gauge be a little more sturdy.. Finally, the glass tube is not tapered to better show fractional rain amounts. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 16, 2015
    Measures rainfall and helps you monitor lawn and garden watering
    Collects up to 5 inches (12 centimeters) of rain water
    Rainfall gauge displayed in both inches and centimeters
    Weather-resistant glass construction
    Easy setup: Mounting base for wall or fence installation, or stands upright for placement on the ground


  • LA CROSSE MCCORMICK

    La Crosse Technology 705-109 Waterfall Rain Gauge

    Home (LA CROSSE MCCORMICK)

    Rating (457 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    LA CROSSE MCCORMICK

    Rain gauge that doesn't "weather" well

    At first, we liked the appearance of this rain gauge and the floating marker to aid in seeing the liquid level. As other reviewers have noted, the numbers and level marks are relatively easy to read from a short distance as long as there is something placed behind the clear plastic container to contrast the numbers and hash marks. The greatest disappointment is that within the first few months, the plastic container began to 'yellow' and the floating red marker has become a washed-out, sorta pink color(barely visible from a distance). Within 6 months, the plastic container was not only a sunbaked yellow but had also developed a haze similar to what you would see on aged automotive headlight housings. We purchased this item in April of 2013 and now, a year later, it's become extremely brittle and has cracked - rendering it completely useless. Also, as noted by other reviewers, this rain gauge consistently measures almost 2wice the amount measured by two other rain gauges on our... 2/5 Moby J - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: La Crosse Technology 705-109 Waterfall Rain Gauge (Kitchen) At first, we liked the appearance of this rain gauge and the floating marker to aid in seeing the liquid level. As other reviewers have noted, the numbers and level marks are relatively easy to read from a short distance as long as there is something placed behind the clear plastic container to contrast the numbers and hash marks. The greatest disappointment is that within the first few months, the plastic container began to 'yellow' and the floating red marker has become a washed-out, sorta pink color(barely visible from a distance). Within 6 months, the plastic container was not only a sunbaked yellow but had also developed a haze similar to what you would see on aged automotive headlight housings. We purchased this item in April of 2013 and now, a year later, it's become extremely brittle and has cracked - rendering it completely useless. Also, as noted by other reviewers, this rain gauge consistently measures almost 2wice the amount measured by two other rain gauges on our... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 13, 2014

    A rain gauge you can see from a distance...just don't lose the red strip

    We've gone through a number of rain gauges over our lifetime...most of them the skinny upright tube types. As far as the durability of those tubes, it never seemed to matter how much we spent on it. Whether it was a plastic tube in a plastic holder or a glass tube in a metal holder...if we forgot to bring the tube in before a freeze, there would be just enough of a crack in the bottom that the tube would no longer hold water.I originally bought this waterfall rain gauge at our local Lowes a few years ago. With the larger-sized container and huge numbers, we were able to attach the holder to an inconspicuous spot of our furthest deck railing and still be able to read the gauge from inside the house. And it worked great for many years until this winter when it finally developed a tiny crack. I ordered a new one from Amazon. It's the exact same design as it was years ago; so I was able to just put the new measuring container into our existing holder.The only... 5/5 🔹 Catrinka 🔹 (USA) - See all my reviews, April 9, 2013

    Finally -- one that works well on my deck!

    5/5 Bluffton Beauty (Southeastern SC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: La Crosse Technology 705-109 Waterfall Rain Gauge (Kitchen) Finding a gauge that works on a deck that has a railing isn't as easy as one might think -- the overhang shields the gauge, or some sort of spacer has to be added to the mount; the only other option is one of those tubes that is mounted on top of the railing -- with a life span of a nanosecond. This gauge solves that problem! I love how it looks and being able to read it easily. I will take it in when it gets cold -- seems like an obvious thing.My only complaint is with the screws provided. I had this up 10 days before having to take it down to stain the deck -- in that short time, the screws were 100% rust since they sit down in a little well. I tossed those, went to the local hardware, and got brass screws. Better to do this from the beginning.I do wonder a little about accuracy. We had a "tropical storm" this week -- my neighbor down the hill says they had 4"; I had 6" according to my gauge. Perhaps hers is wrong!, June 8, 2013
    List Price: $7.10
    Price: $2.30
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    plastic frame
    Innovative design slides on & off bracket for ease of use
    Rain gauge measures backyard rain fall
    measures up to 6 inches
    Mounts on a deck, fence rail or top of stake
    Large width waterfall design


  • Ajax Scientific

    Ajax Scientific Rain Gauge

    BISS (Ajax Scientific)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Ajax Scientific

    Bad Glue on Thermometer!

    1/5 Ryan L Seltzer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Ajax Scientific Rain Gauge (Misc.) I liked the design and wanted to like the product but could not. The first one I ordered, the thermometer was not glued in and fell onto the floor. Fortunately it did not break but a poor glue was used by manufacturer. Amazon replaced broken unit with a new one, when it arrived the same problem, thermometer was not glued in. Returning this gauge and will not buy again. Beware..... Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 15, 2017

    Would not buy again.

    3/5 K. Buhler (Wisconsin) - See all my reviews, August 23, 2015

    Like many others the thermometer was not glued in and ...

    2/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Ajax Scientific Rain Gauge (Misc.) Like many others the thermometer was not glued in and fell to the ground and broke when it hit the floor.Doesn't cost enough to waist my time sending it back guess it'll only tell me rain and wind. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 18, 2016
    List Price: $9.91


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