Precipitation Sensors

Precipitation Sensors

Our professional grade rain gauges provide state-of-the-art technology for flood early warning. We offer a range of options that include:

  • Tipping Buck Rain Gauges
  • Electrically Heated Rain Gauges
  • All Season Gauges
  • Simple Non-recording Rain Gauges designed for the National Weather Service

High Sierra Electronics offers a variety of precipitation sensors. We continue to be at the leading edge of technology and solutions for hydrologic monitoring and warning.

Fairfax County Rain Gauge and Standpipe


Present Weather and Visibility – Model 5432

The Present Weather Sensor provides detailed information about precipitation and visibility. These measurements are used to help road weather professionals make important public and maintenance decisions.


  • Activate fog warning signs
  • Low power consumption for remote installations
  • Heaters insure continuous operations

Plastic Rain Gauge – Model 2700-00

The all weather Plastic Rain Gauge – Model 2700-00 meets National Weather Service specifications. Made of clear polycarbonate injected into a mold, the Plastic Rain Gauge consists of four pieces, the top funnel, the inside measuring tube, the outer cylinder, and the mounting bracket.


  • 4 in (10.2 cm) Orifice
  • Easy To Read Graduations
  • All-Weather Construction
  • 0.01 inch Graduations
  • National Weather Service Specs

Non-Recording Rain Gauge – Model 2601-00

The Non-Recording Rain Gauge – Model 2601-00 is designed for the National Weather Service to provide a reliable, low cost rain gauge for its weather observer teams.


  • National Weather Service Standard
  • All Weather Construction
  • 20 Inch (50.8 cm) Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Construction

8 inch Tipping Bucket – Model 2408-00

The 8 inch Tipping Bucket – Model 2408-00 is a precision, low cost instrument designed for measuring rainfall accumulation and rate.


  • 8 inch (20.3 cm) Orifice
  • Quality Construction
  • Built-In Discharge Outlets
  • Corrosion-Resistant Materials
  • Accuracy of ±1% for 0 to 10 inches per hour

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge – Series 2400

The Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge – 2400 Series provides state-of-the-art technology for flood warning and rain monitoring applications.


  • One-Piece Machined Aluminum Bucket
  • Accuracy of ± 1.5% for 0 to 3.6 Inches per Hour
  • Measures in 1 mm or 0.01 inch Increments
  • Set-And-Forget Operation


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