Tip - Rain gauge siting

Don’t put your rain gauge on something that can move!

I was puzzled to get a mail message today telling me about the first rain of the day. It’s been a glorious day - sun, blue skies, 20-odd degrees, light breeze, and definitely no rain.

I figured out that at the time of the alleged rain, I’d hit the wooden structure that the gauge is mounted on with a pole…not heavily, but obviously heavily enough to tip the rain balance and register some rain :frowning: