when do i gather precipitation data

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when is the best time to query for the precipitation data, Is it a measure of how much precipitation fell between the first hour of the day and the last? if that is the case would it be best to collect precipitation data a day after so that it does not change
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Posted 5 years ago

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Most stations provide both the precipitation rate (the current amount per hour), as well as the total accumulated rain.

If you want the total for the day, you could make the request at around 11:55pm (station's time zone) or so, or a history call for the previous day once that day has ended, or use a "yesterday" call.
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OK thank you for your quick reply!