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Re: Rain gauge

Mine is a wedge-shaped contraption. Eight inches tall, 1-1/2 inches by 2-3/4 inches at the top. It holds 5 inches of rain [easily overflows during the monsoon season]. I bought it for a couple of bucks at Home Depot. It replaced a smaller one that was an ungraduated cylindrical--and not nearly as satisfactory because it was also harder to read.

On Sunday, December 7, 2003, at 05:40 AM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

The one I have is plastic with LARGE numeric characters. It is a little
over 5" tall and about an inch in diameter. That large a collector prevents
the occasional odd circumstance to skew the measurement. If you get a wet
year, the rain gauge could be severely tested. During the small flood in
the spring of this year, my rain gauge actually ran over. My rain gauge was
a cheapie I bought at Mazels. I don't have a brand name, but I sure
wouldn't want one shorter than 5", though I imagine a much smaller one would
suffice for Pam.


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10

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