It's raining outside. I can see the rain.
My station is not reporting rain -- not to Weather Underground, not to my reporting software, and not even to the station base. I think the rain gauge is fouled up.
It also had some down-time on the outdoor sensor (temperature, humidity), due to a dead back-up battery. That stopped my software from reporting all data, but after I changed the battery and reset the software it was working again.
That gave me the idea that I might need to replace the back-up battery on the rain gauge too, so I tried that. To test it, I poured a trickle of water into the gauge, until I heard the rain bucket tip. I waited for it to report to the base, then checked the base for recognizing the rain. It hasn't recognized rain, so it seems something else is wrong. I guess I'll put the old back-up batteries back, since it looks like they're OK, and the sensor itself is messed up.
Now, what might be wrong with the rain gauge? I suppose I'll have to take it apart and see if there's anything visibly wrong.