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Offline benay ra'am

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Count Me In
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:39:11 PM »
Mounted up CoCoRaHS Gauge and Signed up Six days ago, unfortunately no Rain yet except a Trace on my First Day. Station No: NC-JH-80.




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Re: Count Me In
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 07:19:52 AM »
I had three rain events, the first two, my cheapo Acurite 5-in-1 was spot on with the CoCoRaHS. The last rain event, the acurite under reported 0.01. I see the reason why the CoCoRaHS Gauge is the preferred method for accurate Precipitation. 




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Re: Count Me In
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 10:41:19 AM »
Being off by .01 is not bad. Was it a heavy rain or a light one?

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Re: Count Me In
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 01:05:20 PM »
Being off by .01 is not bad. Was it a heavy rain or a light one?

Friday night was Medium/Heavy but short 0.12in, Saturday Morning was light/Medium 0.07in and Saturday Night was light with .003 in the CoCoRaHS and .002in Reported from the Acurite. I'm pretty sure just a few more drops would have tripped the bucket.




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Re: Count Me In
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 05:00:04 PM »
Generally speaking tipping bucket rain gauges are more accurate during light rains.
It's when you get the real down pours that you'll see a discrepancy.

 

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