It would tickle my fancy to set up a rain gauge in the back yard. They are available at many hardware stores and nurseries, and it would be nice to measure the rainfall in my own micro-climate. So, I'm coming here seeking advice. Anybody in these forums use a rain gauge? Any features to recommend, or products to avoid? One aspect, in particular, has me concerned. Since most of them tend to be made of plastic or glass, is there a big risk of cracking when temperatures dip below freezing? Ideally, I'd like to get one that lasts years, instead of having to replace it every year.