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Why An Electronic Rain Gauge Is Your Best Choice

By Ned Dagostino

Understand that getting an electronic rain gauge is not just for measuring rainfall. It is for the interest and hidden enthusiast in you or in your kids at home. It’s a great instrument – helpful in learning as well as an essential part of your portable weather station setup.

Perhaps you built your own rain gauge, or helped your children make one for a school project. How accurate do you think it is? If accuracy matters to you, you probably already know an electronic rain gauge will not be beaten. When it comes to taking true measurements and improving your education and understanding of weather, these instruments are ideal. So an electronic rain gauge is an easy choice if you want to measure rainfall. It is a hands on tool. And it’s as useful for learning weather patterns and understanding how weather works as it is for simply measuring rainfall.

As you look at more advances models you’ll discover some come with extra features such as the ability to measure spillage. If you are someone with a deep interest in weather, or if you’re someone who is concerned about it’s effects and like to keep a close watch, this is simply a must have tool. Maybe your portable weather station measures the heat index and wind speed. That isn’t good enough. If you don’t measure precipitation amounts you’re not getting all the information you want.

And here’s something you might not have considered. Weather instruments can make for interesting home decor. Lots of people like to decorate their homes themed in their hobbies, and weather gadgets are a popular form of decoration.

Home gardeners also can make good use of an electronic rain gauge. For starters, armed with this information you’ll know more about your soil patterns. Plus knowing how much it rained is important to determine how much water you need to add, if any. This is true for a master gardener or someone with a small vegetable garden in their back yard.

And if you don’t want to run outside on a stormy night to gather and record your data, be sure to pick one with a wireless data transmission base. You’ll get the data streamed right into your home with a wireless base. Simply set the unit up within a few hundred feet of your home and you’ll get live streaming precipitation totals and temperatures.

A newer version electronic rain gauge has other functions such as temperature and humidity measurement sensors. Buy these only if you don’t have other instruments already taking these measurements.

You can get one of numerous rain measurement instruments on the market, and even standard tools are find. They’re just not as accurate. And recording and tracking of the data is also missing from normal tools. Whether you just want to make sure your garden is getting the proper amount of water, or you are a true weather fanatic, an electronic rain gauge is easily your best choice.

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