Rain Gauge

How much rain did we get?

Weather can be very localized, so it’s hard to know how much rain you actually got without a rain gauge. Checking our rain gauge this morning, I see we got just over one-inch of rain over the past 24 hours, which is perfect, especially considering that it was a slow, ‘soaking rain.’

The old rule of thumb in western Pennsylvania is to water lawns and outdoor plants “once a week if there is less than one-inch of rain.”

In the rain trivia category, Greene County to our south, actually has an annual RAIN DAY celebration on July 29th, a tradition that began in the late 1800’s.

Pharmacist William Allison owned a drugstore in Waynesburg, and noticed that it always seemed to rain on July 29th. He began keeping annual records, and as they say, the rest is (weather) history!

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