The rain-gauge used was of the round funnel pattern (about 51⁄2 inches).
The rain-gauge was raised about eleven feet above the water-level.
The latter measurement is commonly effected by melting the snow and pouring it into the rain-gauge, where it is measured as rain.
As an inch glass is somewhat cumbersome, a half-inch glass is usually sent out with a rain-gauge.
The rain-gauge should be in the hands of every gardener and farmer.
Some observers use in snowy weather a cylinder of the same diameter as the rain-gauge, and of considerable depth.
Now and then a drizzle falls in these parts, but it keeps all damp only, and does not show in the rain-gauge.
The height at which the rain-gauge is elevated from the ground is a matter of considerable moment.
Our rain-gauge was a pint cup under a tiny hole in the tent.
The rain-gauge used was of the common round funnel pattern (5·7 inches).