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Re: HO HO HO

Did your center tube survive?  Up here in the north country I pulled mine last evening fearing the cold snap would render it useless.  Those super rain gauges make reading rain fall fun.

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Re: HO HO HO

Yes it was fine, we got to 30.5, there was the snow in the funnel and about 1/16 ice on the water in the outer housing. If it had been colder longer might have been a problem. No ice in the center tube.

 

With one of these there is no guessing anymore. Not that it really makes a difference to the crops etc. A friend in NW Ks has one to measure his "dew". I got one just to keep up.

 

Nicest thing is they can measure those frog strangler rains that put out those 5 to 9 inch totals we get once in a while and probably not run over.

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Re: Who's Getting this Snow?

I know what you mean, sometimes those 5-6" rain gages just aren't enough.  Like Labor Day 2003.  It had been a long, very dry summer and we had cracks in the ground 2-3" wide.  I was away from home and it started raining that night and when I got home late the next morning, my 6" gage was plumb full.  I emptied it, it filled up again and when it was all said and done, in 24 hours I had received at least 13.25 inches.  Not sure how much ran out of the gage, but once you exceed a foot of water, I guess it doesn't really matter.  I lost several young lambs, although it wasn't that cold, some became chilled and some others drowned trying to cross a normally dry ditch.  The old timers always said that one extreme was followed by another.  Guess they knew what they were talking about. 

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Re: Who's Getting this Snow?

No Snow here - But did have alittle wind last night - 57mph at Shelbyville Airport - ( were close to it ) anyway it must have hit this barn pretty good . About 4 miles South

 

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Re: HO HO HO

1/100th of an inch, that gauge would work in Central Kansas. I think that's about the amount of rain we received
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Re: HO HO HO

In my morning email, from Rooks co, Ks...

 

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My morning humor is the weather...forecast...for blowing snow...which evaporated overnite, all 0.30 snow which had 0.03 and the daily total of 0.05 from mist from 730 until it started snowing around 4pm
 
We do have some fields needing to be sprayed but wont happen with the temperature and wind...probably wouldn’t make any tracks in the “mud” either."
 
this from my friend that introduced me to these gauges.

 

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Re: HO HO HO

Hey Hobby speaking of those gauges, are we out here in Central Kansas required to empty them after every rain or just keep adding them together and empty them at the end of the year?