All-Weather Rain Gauge, English
Made to U.S. Weather Bureau specifications. Collects rain in top, funnels it to removable inner tube graduated in easy to read characters. Overflow chamber catches excess for later measurement. Mounting bracket and one-year rainfall record included.
- English Scales.
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- When water freezes will it break
- Yes if water freezes in this gauge there is potential for it to break.
I use mine in the tropics @ latitude 16 S. I’m using my 4th one now. Very reliable and accurate. After 5 years under tropical suns the plastic turns opaque and brittle. They will crack. This one is necessary due to 1 to 4 rain events/year over 100 mm, sometimes reaching over 200 mm. Most local gauges will overflow in those conditions.
I've had my rain gauge for well over ten years and it performed like a champ. Rain, snow, sleet, no problem. I figured it didn't crack when it froze (rarely, I almost always empty it daily) because the water could expand upward in the tube when it froze. It did that for years. Until it didn't and now I need a new one. Can't really blame the product because I was lulled into carelessness. Highly recommend.
I have used this rain gauge as part of the CoCoRaHS network and will be adding one to construction site monitoring starting in the spring. It is accurate, has high capacity, and is durable. If you pull the funnel and inner cylinder in winter, it will withstand ice better than the $5 hardware store gauges. I am in my second Minnesota winter and have not had it crack after a freezing rain, even though the cheaper rain gauges at the construction site have broken three times. I empty it daily, so maybe that is why it has not cracked.