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Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge - Metric

Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge - Metric

Manual Snow/Rain Gauge - Metric Version
Our Price: $41.95

Please note this is the METRIC version
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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 25 millimeters (one inch) up to 300 millimeters (11 inches), and can be detached to measure snow, hail, or sleet. The Stratus rain gauge is guaranteed accurate to 0.2 millimeters (1/100th of an inch)! 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 an English (Imperial) 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 300 millimeters of total precipitation
  • Inner measuring tube has a capacity of 25 millimeters and is graduated in 0.2 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 10.16 centimeters, rain gauge height is 35.56 centimeters
  • 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: 25 millimeters of precipitation
  • Total rainfall capacity: 300 millimeters of precipitation
  • 108mm wide x 356mm tall (4.2" wide x 14.0" tall)
Rain Gauge Placement, Installation & Use



Average Customer Rating 4.9 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)

By Sandra
From Eel River Lake, NB
5 stars Great rain/snow gauge
Great product and quick delivery.
By Phillip
From Louisville, CO
5 stars Clean design - easy to install and read
The product is well constructed. It will be installed in Panama which will be a good test given the extreme rainfall. So far so good ...
From Middlebury, VT
5 stars Excellent, I have been using this Rain Gauge for years!
From Robins, IA
5 stars Accurate, Easy
Best rain gauge I have ever owned. The inner tube provides a 10 to 1 volume ratio for accurate readings.
By Michael
From Kanata, ON
5 stars Great rain gauge
My wife thinks I'm crazy -- I love rain gauges -- but I have all my faculties when I say: this is the best I've ever seen. The numbers are easy to read. Living in Canada, the metric option was important and I'm glad it was available. Being able to measure in 0.2 mm increments is great, as is the 275 mm total capacity. The only drawback there may be is having to pour out the contents to see what amount was received when there's more than 25.4 mm. So far, I haven't had to, but I likely will at some point; it should be interesting. Bottom line: buy this rain gauge. It may be more expensive than other models, but it's worth it. You will not regret this purchase.
By Morley
From Chiang Rai, Thailand, WY
5 stars Great Product
I have 15 of these rain gauges for my Earth and Space class. They are easy to read, easy to maintain and have lasted several seasons.
By John
From Arch Cape, OR
4 stars Metric rain gauge
So far it looks good and seems to work well, though it needs more time and more rain to be sure. One thing that bothers me: The tube tops out at 25.4 mm, not an even 25 mm. It would be much easier to add overflow increments and to remember the total if the top were 25 mm. (I know, 25.4 mm is the equivalent of 1.00 in, but that is no justification.)
By John
From Calgary, AB
5 stars Exactly as advertised
Easy installation and good accuracy.
By ulrich gauthier
From ile a la crosse, SK
5 stars easy to read
thank you very much.


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