Check That Rain Gauge!

 I had an interesting call from Pam my weather watcher from Gloucester today.  She said she had to replace her rain gauge as it was leaking.  She said the ice got in it recently and cracked the gauge.  This is something that I just never thought of before for some reason.  If you have a rain gauge, then check it for leaks.  What happens is this… rain gets into the gauge and also in cracks in the ground.  As the water freezes it expands.  This expansion will usually push the ice up in the rain gauge.  But if the force…