First Alert Weather Academy: Rain Gauge

Weather Academy

First Alert Weather Academy: Rain Gauge

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The summer thunderstorms are here.

Making a rain gauge is a great way to measure rainfall.

Things you’ll need to make a rain gauge:

  • 1 or 2-liter soda bottle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pebbles or rocks
  • A permanent marker
Supplies needed to make a rain gauge
Supplies needed to make a rain gauge (Source: WALB)

Steps to make a rain gauge:

  • First: Make sure the soda bottle is empty.
  • Second: Use scissors to cut out the top of the bottle to make a funnel.
  • Next: Place pebbles or rocks in the bottom of the bottle to be sure the rain gauge isn’t blown over during a storm.
  • Then: Using your ruler and permanent marker, make half-inch marks on the bottle.
  • Finally: Place your rain gauge in your yard or on your driveway to watch the rain fill it up.
Use your ruler and permanent marker to make half-inch marks on the bottle.
Use your ruler and permanent marker to make half-inch marks on the bottle. (Source: WALB)

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