Productive Alternatives STRATUS

Productive Alternatives STRATUS

Manual Rain Gauge
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OVERVIEW

Easily and accurately monitor rainfall amounts with the Productive Alternatives Stratus Professional Rain Gauge, a precision weather instrument manufactured to United States National Weather Service and Environment Canada specifications, and is used as its official gauge around the world. Professional and amateur weather observers rely on these standards for accurate rainfall reporting. Constructed of heavy-duty, UV resistant polycarbonate, the Stratus rain gauge will stand up to years of rough weather and full sun without fading or corroding.

Available with either English or Metric measurement increments (Note: Only Imperial units are shown on image. If Metric version is purchased, product shipped is Metric). A funnel top on the rain gauge catches rain and delivers it to the inner measuring tube, while the extra-large outer cylinder captures rain volumes over one inch (25 millimeters) up to 11 inches (300 millimeters), and can be detached to measure snow, hail, or sleet. The Stratus rain gauge is guaranteed accurate to 1/100th of an inch (2/10th of a millimeter)! Clear plastic construction provides a see-through design so the gauge is very easy to read. Installing the rain gauge on a post (away from buildings and trees) is easy with its exclusive "Quick Connect" bracket, which lets you quickly remove the cylinder for easy measurement or cleaning (and there are no metal parts to rust!). Includes rain gauge (funnel, inner measuring tube and overflow tube), post mounting bracket and hardware, one-year daily precipitation log, and detailed instructions.

This is the offical rain gauge for CoCoRaHS, a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, their aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. CoCoRaHS is now the largest provider of daily precipitation observations in the country. Please click Information about CoCoRaHS to learn more.

It's easy to join, takes only five minutes a day and is a fun way to learn about this wonderful natural resource that falls from the sky. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives. How often have you seen it rain in your neighborhood and a few blocks away not a drop has fallen? Participating in this program will provide an ever clearer picture of the amount of precipitation that falls in our backyards. To sign-up as a volunteer observer and become part of CoCoRaHS expanding network, please click Join the CoCoRaHS Network.

Features:

  • Designed to U.S. National Weather Service & Environment Canada Standards
  • Constructed of heavy-duty clear UV resistant polycarbonate that won't fade even after years in the sun
  • English (Imperial) Version
    • Measures a full 11.00 inches of total precipitation
    • Inner measuring tube has a capacity of 1.00 inch and is graduated in one hundredth of an inch increments
  • Metric Version
    • Measures a full 300 millimeters of total precipitation
    • Inner measuring tube has a capacity of 25 millimeters and is graduated in two tenths of a millimeter increments
  • Rainfall exceeding inner tube capacity flows into the outer cylinder
  • Funnel and measuring tube are removed for collecting hail, sleet or snow
  • Frozen precipitation can be melted then emptied into the measuring tube to measure the moisture content
  • Funnel opening diameter is 4 inches (10.2cm), rain gauge height is 14 inches (35.6cm)
  • Easy to install quick-connect bracket lets you quickly remove cylinder for measurement or cleaning
  • Comes with a free one year log sheet for recording rainfall data
SPECIFICATIONS
  • English (Imperial) Version
    • Inner tube capacity: 1.00 inch of precipitation
    • Total rainfall capacity: 11.00 inches of precipitation
  • Metric Version
    • Inner tube capacity: 25 millimeters of precipitation
    • Total rainfall capacity: 300 millimeters of precipitation

Dimensions:

  • 4.25" wide x 14.0" tall (108mm x 356mm)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Rain Gauge Placement, Installation & Use

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.8 5 stars (based on 54 reviews)

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By laura
From millsboro, DE
5 stars great gauge
07/18/2014
like the gauge very much, product was delivered quickly
By Bud
From Traer, IA
5 stars Invoice ID: 1403966595LLH
07/14/2014
Very Good Product, Very Good Service.
By Mary
From Gildford, MT
5 stars rain guage
07/10/2014
Excellent service, prompt shipping. Product exactly what we wanted.
By Colleen
From Valatie, NY
5 stars WeatherShack rain gauge
07/10/2014
My husband is delighted with the rain gauge. He had been using a cheap hardware store gauge,and the reading was never correct. What a difference!
By Sharon
From Macon, MO
4 stars Nice rain gauge
07/07/2014
Have not quite figured out how the Inches work on this, but the 1/100ths work just fine. Have not needed much more than 1 inch so far, so doing okay. Wish the inches were marked on the tubing, also.
By Bob
From OK, OK
5 stars Works as advertised, and very accurate
07/04/2014
This is our second one of these. We moved from Texas, and left the old one there mounted on a post. Just mounted the new one and am confident it will be just as good as the old one.
By C. C.
From Mabank, TX
5 stars Very pleased
06/26/2014
Product wea as represented. Shipping tracking was accurate and efficient.
By Gary
From SHELTON, NE
5 stars rain gauge
06/19/2014
very accurate and prompt handling of my order
By Linda
From Holmesville, OH
5 stars Stratus Rain Gauge
06/11/2014
My dear husband is on cloud nine to have the rain gauge. Starting to feel like a weather station here :)
By Charles
From Robertsdale, AL
3 stars rain gauge
05/15/2014
Product arrived promptly. Just as described and we are satisfied.
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