Rain Gauges measure the amount of precipitation.
  • Precipitation is measured by using a rain gauge. A rain gauge is a small tube of glass or plastic with the upper end open. A measuring scale is usually attached to the tube, so that the amount of precipitation can be measured in inches or centimeters.

    From: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/treehouse/clouds.cfm?Slide=11

Rain Gauges

  • A RAIN GAUGE measures the amount of rain that has fallen over a specific time period.

    From: weatherwizkids.com