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Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Manual Snow/Rain Gauge
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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. 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.

  • 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 (10.16cm), rain gauge height is 14 inches (35.56cm)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4.25" wide x 14.0" tall (108mm x 356mm)
Rain Gauge Placement, Installation & Use



Average Customer Rating 4.9 5 stars (based on 255 reviews)

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By Gary
From Laguna Vista, TX
5 stars What I thought I bought is what I got, and I like it!
Having been a CoCoRaHS observer while living in Oklahoma, I needed a new, un-weathered gauge to continue here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Stratus raingauge from WeatherShack fits the bill perfectly. Looking forward to many years of use and a hopefully a few thousand reports from it.
By Barbara
From Alpine, TX
4 stars Great customer service
When we first received our rain gauge, the inner tube had been cracked in shipping. We emailed WeatherShack and they immediately sent a replacement tube. Thanks! My only complaint-Only the inside tube is marked with measurement, and only goes up to 1". To measure a full 11", you must dump the large tube into the small tube 10 times. Unfortunately, this is not really a problem where we live. I'd love to see anything at all in the inner tube. However, other gauges I've seen had the measurement on both tubes.
By Greg
From Abilene, TX
5 stars Mount
I had one of these for years. I like the mount for the old on. It was medal. I hope this plastic one doesn't fail.
By Charles
From Orange Park, FL
5 stars I like them very much
I like them very much
By Gill
From Bledsoe, TX
2 stars Top funnel was cracked
Shipping container was perfect but the top funnel was cracked from the top to the bezil ring. need a replacement top
By Mark
From Pine, AZ
5 stars It has only rained once since I set it up.
Very easy to read, you can see the rainfall to 1/100 of an inch.
By Jim
From Sautee Nachoochee, GA
5 stars this was a gift and the receipent loved it!
We also have this rain gauge and highly recommend
By Robert
From Guymon, OK
5 stars Best Rain Gauge Ever
I really like that the rain gauge measures in hundredths. Great Rain Gauge!!
By Douglas Conner
From Emory, TX
5 stars Product as expected!
Been using this type of rain gauge for many years. Have the utmost faith in their accuracy and reliability.
By Ann
From Walnut Creek, CA
5 stars Perfect gift for a weather geek
I bought the Stratus rain gauge a couple of years ago for myself and think it is fantastic. I was not able to empty it for a week and was still able to measure rainfall due to Its unique design. I bought another one as a housewarming gift for another weather watcher (geek).


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