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How to Get Rainfall Totals for the Last 24 Hours

How to track rainfall with RainDrop—-no rain gauge required! Learn how to effortlessly obtain 24-hour rainfall totals from any location. Click to see how.

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Did it just rain?

Well if it has you're probably thinking, "How much did it rain?". If you need to know about how much rain fell in the last 24 hours, this guide is for you. Maybe you're not at home, or you need to check multiple places. Having a rain gauge at each location isn't always possible. Here, I'll show you how simple it is to find out the rainfall totals for your exact locations, and not some far-away weather station or some general area like rainfall totals by zipcode.

1. Download the RainDrop App

If you have an iPhone, you can download the iOS app here. Android users, don't worry! You can sign up for our waiting list, and we'll email you as soon as the app is available. It will be out very soon. Just click here to add your email

2. Create a RainDrop account

After installing the app, the next step is making an account. You can sign up using Google, Apple, or your email. It's pretty straightforward.

RainDrop account creation screen

3. Navigate to the map screen

Once your account is ready, you'll start on the home screen without any rain gauges. To add a rain gauge and see the rainfall totals for the last 24 hours, move to the map screen.

Home screen of RainDrop app

4. Adding a virtual rain gauge

To add a virtual rain gauge and view your rainfall totals, simply find where you want to add the gauge on the map and press and hold on the location. A popup will appear where you can name the gauge, and that's it! You will now be able to see how much rain has fallen in the past 24 hours at that location.

Map screen of RainDrop app

5. You're All Set!

Now, head back to the home screen. Here, you can see how much rain your exact location got in the past 24 hours. You can also check other rainfall totals, like the last 48 or 72 hours, and even up to a year back. From now on, whenever it rains, just check the app to see how much fell. It's really that easy.

RainDrop example screen of rainfall totals

Download Today!

and always know how much it rained. 😎

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