Rain Gauges
Rain Gauges
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Digital & Wireless Rain Gauges
Digital & Wireless Rain Gauges

All of these rain gauges feature a self-emptying (tipping bucket) collection system. The total rainfall is displayed on a convenient digital display.

Manual Rain Gauges
Manual Rain Gauges

Simply an open top container or tube, calibrated in inches to measure rainfall. They need to be hand-emptied after each rainfall to ensure correct measurements.

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Oregon Scientific RGR126
Oregon Scientific RGR126
Wireless Rain Gauge w/Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Daily & Cumulative Rainfall
  • Nine Day Rainfall History
  • Rain Alarm
  • Indoor Temperature
  • Outdoor Temperature
  • Self-emptying Rain Collector
Our Price: $79.95
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La Crosse Technology WS-9004U-IT
La Crosse Technology WS-9004U-IT
Wireless Rain Gauge
  • Past 24 Hour & Total Rainfall
  • Light/Heavy Rainfall Rate Icons
  • Rain Alarm
  • Self-emptying Rain Collector
Sale Price: $34.95
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RainWise RAINEW/ACCUM
RainWise RAINEW/ACCUM
Wireless Rain Gauge
  • Daily & Cumulative Rainfall
  • Meets NWS Specifications for Statistical Accuracy
  • Self-emptying Rain Collector
  • Rain Collector has Lifetime Guarantee
  • Cabled Version is also Available
Our Price: $179.95
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Productive Alternatives STRATUS
  • Meets National Weather Service Standards
  • Heavy-Duty Clear UV Resistant Polycarbonate
  • Measures 11.00 Inches of Precipitation
  • Graduated in 1/100 Inch Increments
  • Available with either English or Metric Measurement Increments
Our Price: $37.95
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La Crosse Technology 705-109
La Crosse Technology 705-109
Manual Rain Gauge
  • 6" Rain Capacity
  • Easy to Read Measurement
  • High Impact Plastic Construction
  • Mounting Bracket Included
Our Price: $12.95
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Oh Crow! W24-RGR
Oh Crow! W24-RGR
World's Coolest Rain Gauge
  • 6" Rain Capacity
  • Solid Copper Collection Flute
  • Easy to Read Blue Polycarbonate Tube Float
  • 24" Long Mounting Stake Included
  • Weather Resistant
Our Price: $44.95
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Rain Gauges

Rainfall impacts all of us, from the lack of rain during times of drought to the dangers of flash floods when we receive too much rain too fast. For some interests - such as gardeners, farmers, and meteorologists - rain gauge data is critical information. For the rest of us, obtaining rain measurement information with a rain gauge is interesting and fun!

A rain gauge collects falling precipitation and funnels it to a rain measurement device. In a standard manual rain gauge (one that has to be manually emptied), the rain measurement device is a graduated cylinder. In digital rain gauges, a self-emptying "tipping bucket" rain gauge is the most common type of rain gauge used for rain measurement. The reading is then transmitted to the indoor display console for recording/display of the information. This is done either wirelessly using radio waves (wireless rain gauge) or via electronic cabling (cabled rain gauge).

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