Rain Check Network - A Student Driven Database



Resource Type:

Online Resource

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Parent Program(s):

  • Illinois State Water Survey





Think about the weather.  How much rain fell in your backyard during the last storm?  Is this month wetter or drier than the last one?  Don't know?  Use a rain gauge and find out!

The Rain Check Network is an initiative for the primary and secondary students of Illinois, although anyone can submit raingage measurements.  It is designed to be an instructive tool, and is not to be used as a resource for definitive, quality-assured scientific data.  For official date, please see the data page.

On the Rain Check Network, you can find:

  • Submit Rainfall Measurements
  • Search Precipitation Database
  • Installing a Rain Gauge
  • Reading a Rain Gauge

Online Weather Resources for Teachers and Students.