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Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Manual Snow/Rain Gauge - English Version
Our Price: $43.95
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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.

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 (0.2 millimeters)! 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 rain gauge is also available in a Metric measurement version.

This is the official rain gauge for both the National Weather Service precipitation monitors and 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
  • 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
  • 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, rain gauge height is 14 inches
  • 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
  • Inner tube capacity: 1.00 inch of precipitation
  • Total rainfall capacity: 11.00 inches of precipitation
  • 4.25" wide x 14.0" tall (108mm x 356mm)
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Average Customer Rating 4.9 5 stars (based on 368 reviews)

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By Heather
From Lino Lakes, MN
5 stars Just what I needed
My package was well packed and received undamaged. I bought this for my cocorahs activity and this is a secondary station for one I currently have. Was concerned if it would be interchangeable with the one I have and nicely surprised it was the same brand I had which is a Stratus. The second station is for convenience during the winter months, so I don't have to make 2 trips outdoors due to melting snow for my precipitation measurement.
By Lee
From Leedey (NW Okla), OK
5 stars Accurate Rain Gauge
I have used these rain gauges for twenty plus years. I have purchased to be given as gifts as well. The gauges are durable and weather resistant lasting for many years - not that we get much rain out here. Great product and the accuracy is spot on for my purposes.
By ron
From estancia, NM
5 stars rain guage
Item works as advertised. Good product.
By Glen
From Eureka Springs, AR
5 stars Well made solid product
This is a well made solid product.
By Matt
From Packwood, WA
5 stars Heavy duty!
I am not a new user or purchaser of this gauge. We are a hydroelectric power plant at the base of Mt. Rainier, lots of rain. This unit handles a lot of inches in 24 hours and never breaks during heavy freeze. I ordered this one to be a backup for the same ones we've had outside for years. Over the years these have been in service, the clear is getting a touch milky. These things lives in direct sunlight all day. Highly recommend.
By Mark
From Lamy, NM
5 stars simple and accurate
This is all you need to measure precipitation at home.
By 1776Patriot
From L, KS
5 stars Great
Love these rain gauges, I've got two.
By Cathy
From Shawnee, KS
5 stars Superior Rain Gauge
This rain gauge was easy to install on my fence next to the vegetable garden. It is simple to read and empty. Accurate measurement of rain helps us to know when and how much to water to get the best tomatoes and okra production.
By Ray
From Elizabethtown, KY
5 stars Manual Rain Gauge
This is a durable rain gauge. This gauge provides reliable and accurate measurements. Delivery was prompt.
By Donnie
From Energy, TX
5 stars Excellent Product
This is exactly what we needed.


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