Yes, Edric Clarke, Park Rapids, Minn., again is getting accurate rain measurements.

Edric had written Neighbors that the rain gauge that was promoted by the late WDAY weatherman Dewey Bergquist and that was given to him by his daughter had broken, and he was wondering where to find another one.

You readers responded in a big way, listing several places in the area that still sell them.

Edric writes that "with the information that was supplied me by various of your interested readers, I purchased the exact type of gauge I was looking for, installed it May 1 and recorded the first rainfall in quite a while the next morning."

He says he bought his in Fergus Falls, Minn. Mac's in Fargo said their Dewey gauges sold out after the column ran.

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Dewey memories

A former Fargo resident says the column about Dewey's rain gauge brought back memories.

Jim Talbot, a retired physician now living in Nebraska in the summer and in Mesa, Ariz., the rest of the year, says he never owned one of Dewey's gauges, but he enjoyed his weathercasts on WDAY.

"As you know," Jim writes, "he liked to fly and would sometimes go flying and photograph cloud formations that looked like mountains, then show them on the air as photos of 'Mt. Fargo.'

"The year that Mount St. Helens blew," Jim writes, "I sent him a letter saying that Mt. Fargo looked from his photos like it might have been volcanic at one time, and he should follow through with airing evacuation plans in case our mountain blew its stack, too.

"Someone told me that he read my letter on the air that night (I missed it) and a couple of days later, he sent me a black-and-white photo of him at work, along with a short note. It was almost like I had joined his fan club!

"Dewey was great fun, especially those stare-downs when he had finished his report and it wasn't yet time to go to a commercial.

"Another Dewey memory," Jim writes: "One winter it was getting ready to storm, and as part of the blizzard warning, he including a warning about 'blowing and drifting billboards.' Must have been really high winds with that one," Jim concludes.