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Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Productive Alternatives Stratus Rain Gauge

Manual Snow/Rain Gauge - English Version
Our Price: $42.95
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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)
Rain Gauge Placement, Installation & Use



Average Customer Rating 4.9 5 stars (based on 343 reviews)

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From Belle Fourche, SD
5 stars Great rain gauge!
Wonderful rain guage-very accurate. June storm broke the top so reordered same one.
By Glenn
From Forest City, PA
5 stars Let it Rain!
I purchased the Weather Shack Rain Gauge to measure the precipitation on my property. The Gauge is sturdy and will provide years of use and feedback. The installation was simple and I mounted it as was suggested in the instructions. The large numbers provide a means to easily see the rainfall amounts deposited in the tube. Thanks for creating a very reliable and well-made product.
By David
From Wyalusing, PA
5 stars Good response and fast shipping thanks
Well built should last a long time
By Jim
From Abilene, TX
5 stars Great gauge
I have had 2 of these for several years. Over time the plastic turns a little milky and the gauge is difficult to read. This review is based on my order for 2 more gauges that replace my old ones. Not a lot to say about a rain gauge other than it is accurate and has a large capacity. If you want to keep accurate rainfall records this is the ideal gauge. Be sure to mount it away from any buildings or trees that could affect rain getting into it.
By Jim
From Sandia Park, NM
5 stars A well made and versatile product for moisture records
I've used three of these over 26 years to record total moisture for my mountain community. Taking out the center measuring tube during winter (and hail storms) let's me measure snow loft and use measured melted snow for total annual moisture records. Students use my snow loft vs. moisture records for science fair projects.
By Pat
From Salida, CO
5 stars Wonderfully accurate to 100th of an inch!
Fun to check how much rain a shower or a downpour brings. Bought 3 more for both farmer sons and grandson. They will love the accuracy also.
By Dave
From Sussex, WI
5 stars status rain gauge
excellent quality,very easy to read to the hundreds using to calibrate my weather wise rain buckets
By Roger
From Leland, NC
5 stars Really fun and easy
Accuracy and easy to manage. Love it
By Steve
From Lexington, KY
5 stars All Weather Rain Gauge
I found this to be a good product, well designed and easy to install and use. Definitely recommend this product for anyone interested in precipitation measuring.
By Roberta
From Norton, MA
5 stars Very accurate and easy to use
This rain gauge is easy to install, easy to read, and very accurate. It is not best for use just outside your window since it needs to be located away from all structures for the most accurate readings and needs to be emptied if the event produces over an inch or rain. Great for anyone participating in a weather watcher program!


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