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Re: Rain gauge

How true that is Bonnie - more's the pity. I have a 7" tall plastic
squarish, slightly wedge shaped contruction and a smaller 4-5"
cylindrical glass gauge that sits in a base of a sculpture of birdies.

Both were gifts so who knows where they came from.
Between the two, I can keep fairly accurate records.
I would advise having more than one and taking the average of your readings.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 7 Dec 2003 09:20:06 -0500

>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.
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie
>Island Jim
>Southwest Florida
>Zone 10
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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