Davis VantagePro2 Snow Measurements

Question

Does the Davis VantagePro2 measure snow?

Answer

No, it does not. It will "count" the snowfall only after the snow melts. The black rain gauge will assist in melting the snow because the black plastic absorbs solar energy.
You can add a rain collector heater, which acts as a thermal blanket to melt the snow. However, it does require external AC power (cord and transformer are included). This rain collector heater can effect the temperature reading.

Question

Does the rain gauge freeze in cold weather? Will this ruin the rain gauge? Is there anything I need to do to protect the rain gauge in freezing weather?

Answer

Yes, it will freeze and stop updating without a rain gauge heater. This will not ruin the rain gauge and you do not have to cover it.