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Weather Station Hardware => Davis Instruments Weather Stations => Topic started by: chargedbird on February 21, 2019, 04:30:13 PM

Title: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Post by: chargedbird on February 21, 2019, 04:30:13 PM
Greetings,
Hey can someone tell what the rain rate in/min or in/hr when the VP2 Reports its raining Cats and Dogs. 

Thank you
BH
Title: Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Post by: Bernie1006 on February 21, 2019, 04:39:09 PM
Mine read this the other night in heavy rain and it was  0.30 inches per hour 7.62mm per hour.
Title: Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Post by: chargedbird on February 21, 2019, 04:46:32 PM
Yes!! My reading are about the same as yours..... thank you!
Title: 0.2 in/hr
Post by: archae86 on February 22, 2019, 08:51:38 AM
I believe the threshold rate is 0.2 in./h. I also think that is a ridiculously low rate to trigger so enthusiastic a description.
Title: Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Post by: CW7491 on February 22, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
It’s at 0.3 in/hr, which is the NWS’ definition of “heavy rain”