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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 282 reviews)

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By ny10980
From Stony Point, NY
4 stars The graduations should be in glow in the dark paint
Not all that impressed for the money. Yeh...I know, it was made in the USA (per my request). But it is just a plastic tube. I thought the measurements or increments would be differently calibrated and be able to handle a couple inches of water. Well it can...if I go out and empty the! I am not quite sure why it is The NWS "go-to" gauge. But it surely is beefy built! Makes my front yard look real important from down the road!!! Again, hats off to WeatherShack for increasing my stature with the neighbors.!
By Ed
From Clinton, IA
5 stars Still the best
I had this same rain gauge in my vineyard in 1979 and now have a new one for my orchard in Clinton. It's the standard of excellence in rain gauges.
By Gary
From Clarkston, MI
5 stars The rain gauge is very easy to mount and to read.
It is well built and very accurate.
By Thomas
5 stars Great product
Easy to read and is very strong to withstand the elements
5 stars Great product can't wait to get it put up
Awesome product and speedy shipping
By Ali
From St. Louis, MO
5 stars Great product and easy to install
We mounted this on a 4x4 in the backyard. Was easy to mount and very easy to use. Very well made!
By David
From Aurora, CO
4 stars High Quality Rain Gauge
This is my second time purchasing this rain gauge. It is a high quality gauge and my first one has lasted several years.
By Patricia
5 stars Excellent
Have used this product for 40 years. Will continue using it.
By Paul
From Tehachapi, CA
5 stars Professional Quality Gauge
I've been recording rainfall ever since I earned my BS in Meteorology many years ago. This is the best rain gauge I've found for accuracy and simplicity. I highly recommend it!
By Evelyn
From Green Valley, AZ
5 stars Good quality
This was the best quality rain gauge we could find online. It arrived with a crack in the measuring tube. However the company quickly sent us a replacement tube and we're very happy with their service.


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