A common question when working with rain data is: How much rain per “time interval?” That could be a day, a week, a month, or whatever you are looking for.
The RG3 logger collects rain events as time goes on, stamping the date/time with each event. The S-RGX (smart sensor version) collects total rain events per logging interval, which is relatively short - 15 minutes, for example. This data by itself is somewhat telling, but it cannot easily answer the question above. But with a few clicks, it becomes very simple.
A great way to see how much rain fell in...let’s say, a day, is to use HOBOware’s filtering tool. This is very simple to use and, like all plotted data in HOBOware, it can be exported to text for use with other software tools.
- Plot the rain data as you normally would in in HOBOware of HOBOware Pro.
- Click on the rain series name in the details pane on the left-hand side. It will turn blue and highlight the entire series.
- Then go to edit, select filter series, and fill out the filter series window by choosing “Total “ in each 1 day.
The resultant series will plot the total for each 24-hour period at midnight for each day.
You can also do this in the launch menu as a “prefilter.”
- In the launch menu, select “Filters” on the right-hand side.
- Select the “event: rain” channel.
- Then fill out the rest of the menu according to your totalizing needs.