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Offline TexDefender

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Need for a Rain Gauge Cover if it snows?
« on: November 15, 2023, 06:17:42 PM »
My question is does one need a Rain Gauge Cover in case it snows?  Is there any gauge for measuring snow and snow fall?  Sorry for the questions but I'm new to this "hobby".

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Re: Need for a Rain Gauge Cover if it snows?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2023, 08:53:53 AM »
Most automatic (tipping bucket) rain gauges tolerate snow and freezing weather. The only issue is that you will have a sunny day with temperatures above freezing and your rain gauge will be indicating rain as the collected snow melts.

I have a heater in my Davis gauge and cover my Novalynx TBR.

Cutty gave you good advice on how to measure snow with a manual gauge.

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Re: Need for a Rain Gauge Cover if it snows?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2023, 03:21:17 PM »
https://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=measuresnow

Thank you, I will be looking forward to learning more!



Most automatic (tipping bucket) rain gauges tolerate snow and freezing weather. The only issue is that you will have a sunny day with temperatures above freezing and your rain gauge will be indicating rain as the collected snow melts.

I have a heater in my Davis gauge and cover my Novalynx TBR.

Cutty gave you good advice on how to measure snow with a manual gauge.

Greg H.

Thank you as well.  Do you or anyone for that matter, know of cover that will fit over Iris 5 in 1 or Atlas 7 in 1?  I have both sensor packages.  Acurite does not make a cover for either of them.  Which is a shame.

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Re: Need for a Rain Gauge Cover if it snows?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2023, 07:31:05 PM »
it's not needed won't hurt anything, like mentioned you may see some rain total when the snow melts is all.
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