Tuesday, 21 February 2012
My rain gauge is a simple device: no batteries, no moving parts, and you can see at a glance how it works. You'd have to figure it's pretty reliable. So I was surprised the other day that it had no water in it to tell me how much had fallen during the recent drizzle. Closer inspection revealed a crack; a leak. I guess water must have frozen in it and expanded to crack it. I didn't think of that, I will have to bring it in in Winter. Leaky rain gauge? Not very useful.