rain gauge


Definition of rain gauge

: an instrument for measuring the quantity of precipitation

Examples of rain gauge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The northeast edge of the Valley including Troon North and Cave Creek saw the most precipitation, with one rain gauge in Carefree measuring 0.91 inch and one in Fountain Hills measuring 0.94 inch. Brock Blasdell, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2022 The analysis combines radar and rain gauge data with satellite mosaics to show precipitation estimates at a more local level. Yoohyun Jung, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2021 Most of the rain was too scant to measure, but enough rain did descend on Pleasanton to trigger the rain gauge, said National Weather Service meteorologist Brooke Bingaman. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2021 Each sheet contains a decade’s worth of monthly precipitation totals for a specific rain gauge, plus annual totals, the name of the observer, and some information about where the gauge was located. Grant Currin, Wired, 24 June 2021 Measure with a rain gauge, plastic cup or tuna can. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2021 More advanced systems can have all that, plus all or a selection of these: a rain gauge, an anemometer for measuring wind speed and direction, a barometer, and an actinometer for checking UV index and solar radiation. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 4 Jan. 2021 The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District collects rain gauge totals for cities throughout Northeast Ohio. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020 Rain is so common that his mother kept a rain gauge on her deck. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rain gauge

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Rain gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20gauge. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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