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Rain gauge, anyone?

How much rain did we receive overnight? That's the question on the minds of several Northeast Texans Thursday after two days of heavy showers.

Let KETR know how many centimeters or inches you received by emailing scott@ketr.org.

A rain gauge is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure the amount of liquid precipitation over a set period of time.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most common type is the non-recording gauge called a Standard Rain Gauge, or SRG. Typically the SRG is a metal cylinder with a funnel on top and a plastic measuring tube in the middle. The measuring tube can handle up to 2.00 inches of rain before overflowing into the larger outer cylinder.

We know not everyone owns a rain gauge. Do you know someone who does? Have them email scott@ketr.org with their amount. We’d love to hear from you after each significant rain event in our region.