Lots of water!

Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)July 27, 2014

Measured 5 inches deep in the large plastic pails, [around 5 gal.] in one day,..

Any of you can convert to actual rain amount,...somehow, rain
gauges have different openings etc,...cant really figure it out.
My rain gauge was not deep enough!

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twrosz

Just under 3 inches here, though down the road they got 4 inches. Had been rather dry conditions at my location, but now everything has gotten a very good deep drink ... but, those winds were nasty and had topple plenty of plants such as sunflowers and corn and some being too damaged to be propped back up again.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 2:00PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Konrad, 5" is 5" of rainfall. Most rain gauges are only tapered then have graduated markings to more accurately measure smaller amounts.

That is a lot of rain!

SCG

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 3:18PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Do the pails have straight sides?

I thought it was only measured 1 for 1 if the sides were straight???

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:03PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Good point NAF. I was assuming a cylindrical shape and yes it only true then. As well technically it has to be perfectly vertical.

If not you could pour the water into, say a 5 gal pail then calculate how much water there is, then measuring the top of pot it came from ratio how deep it would have been if the sides were straight.

SCG

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:44PM
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twrosz

Both the rain gauge and an ice cream pail I had sitting around pretty much measure close to the same amount of 3 inches of rainfall.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 5:11PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

We have only had a few sprinkles lately. A lot of MB was flooded out earlier this summer so that's not a bad thing. I just put the soaker hose on in the vegetable garden for the first time this year!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 5:48PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Thank you all!
I get it now,...straight walls would make it bang on, I might make a rain gauge from some 4 or 5 inch tubing I have sitting around,..those plastic ones just don't last!

The pail is 10 inches in diam. at the bottom, 11 inches at the top
and 15 inches deep,...slightly taper for demolding and stacking.
So, a little less then 5 inches rain, I could figure it out mathematically exact but I'm not cracking my head today.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 2:08AM
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