260-953 Alter-Type Rain Gage Wind Screen
Improves Accuracy
Minimizes the effects of wind on the precipitation measurement
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The 260-953, manufactured by Novalynx, is a wind screen mounted around a rain or snow gage. It consists of 32 leaves that hang freely and swing as the wind moves past them. The 260-953 helps minimize the effect of wind on the rain or snow measurements.

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Detailed Description

The 260-953's leaves are evenly spaced on a 48-in.-diameter ring. The ring is comprised of four quadrants. Each quadrant mounts onto posts made of galvanized-steel pipe.


  • (32) zinc-plated galvanized-steel leaves
  • (28) 0.75-in. EMT spacers
  • (3) 36-in. standard posts
  • (1) 26-in. gate post
  • (3) quadrant standard rods
  • (1) quadrant gate rod
  • (4) rings
Installed Diameter 122 cm (48 in.)
Leaf Length 41 cm (16 in.)
Leaf Width 8 cm (3 in.)
Installed Height
  • 0.61 cm (24 in.) without leg extensions
  • 91 cm (36 in.) with leg extensions
Weight 20.4 kg (45 lb)


The 260-953 can be used with any of our tipping bucket rain gages.