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How to Install a Rain Gauge

Step 1: Location

Find a good spot outside for your rain gauge. Look for an open area away from buildings and with nothing overhead such as trees, electric wires, or the edge of a roof. These obstacles can direct rainwater into or away from the opening of your gauge and cause inaccurate measurements.


Examples of Good Locations for Rain Gauges
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(a) Deck Railing
(b) Fence
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(c) Mailbox Post
(d) Middle of Yard

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Last Modified: April 13, 2010