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 4.9 5 stars (based on 75 reviews)

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By Patricia
From Albuquerque, NM
5 stars Great Product!
07/27/2015
This is a great rain gauge! Perfect for the southwest where there isn't lots of rain. Some rain gauges are designed for lots of rain. The measurements are easy to read, in tenths of an inch. Highly recommend this product. We use it at our Nature Center in Albuquerque, and had to have one at home, too.
By Calvin
From St. Augustine, FL
5 stars Rain Gauge
07/17/2015
The rain gauge is my go to standard. I am a retired environmental tech and I have installed hundreds of these units over the years. As for WeatherShack, they are great to do business with and treat you right. A five star company! Calvin
By Kathleen
From Middleburg, VA
5 stars Wonderful Product
07/10/2015
Have used this product for 28 years, it is very efficent. Needed replacement, and found one with you. So good that I ordered two and sent one to a friend who was intereted in the Status Rain gauge, english Measurement
By Rick
From Dekalb, IL
5 stars Nice product
07/10/2015
I am a bit of a weather nut so decided that instead of relying on the cheaper standard everyday rain gauge I would order a professional model and install it in the proper area as opposed to within window site close to the building. It is large but well made and easy to read. I was fooled for a moment after our first rain. The tube inside goes all the way up to 1in at .10 intervals. I mistook the first rain for five inches when in actuality it was 1/2in. The next day we got another 1.5in which overflowed the inside tube and settled in the larger outer tube. Each tenth on the inside tube is the equivalent of 1in in the outer tube. I don't recall if the directions mentioned that or not. At any rate it is a nice system that is just a bit different than your everyday cheap gauge. Just for the record my old gauge during that same rainfall period recorded 2.5in's. I am sure mostly because of its poor placement. Overflow from the nearby roof line etc. My new gauge however was right in line with moisture totals from the local university and a few other official reporting sites in the area. I will highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a very well built non digital rain gauge.
By Bill
From Midway, GA
5 stars Rain Guage
06/30/2015
exactly what I had for years at another location.
By Craig
From Kingman, AZ
5 stars Rain Guage
06/25/2015
Love it
By Carolyn
From Jeanerette, LA
5 stars Rainy Days and Mondays Always get me down
06/25/2015
This rain gauge is the best one that I have found. Awesome purchase and I highly recommend this item :):):)
By Patty
From Faith, SD
5 stars Rain Gauge
06/04/2015
I love this rain gauge, easy to read, like because I can see it from the front door.
By Emma
From Sneads Ferry, NC
5 stars Rain Guage
05/15/2015
Very sturdy and well-made. I am pleased with my order and the quality of the product. 5 stars!
By John
From Hubertus, WI
5 stars Stratus Rain Gauge
05/04/2015
Not the flimsy toys I've used in the garden previously. High quality. Fast delivery. By US Mail, 2 days.
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