Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Haz-Mat Apparatus Utilizes Orion Weather Station and WeatherDisplay™

This new Haz-Mat Apparatus for City of Ottawa, Canada, is a recent delivery from Emergency Vehicles, Inc. Images show an Orion Weather Station™ mounted on the back with a CWS Weather Display™ mounted on the interior for real-time monitoring and trend graphs. 

Congratulation on the new apparatus and thanks for choosing met equipment from Columbia Weather Systems!
View more photos here

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Be Prepared with FEMA Mobile App



Want to be prepared and aware while planning and enjoying your summer activities? Download the FEMA app to receive real-time alerts on severe weather and other emergencies. The app also features a customizable emergency kit checklist and emergency family plan. 

Learn More Here

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Introducing the New Orion Air Quality Monitor



According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the largest single environmental health crisis we face. Monitoring air quality has never been so important to global health and economy.

The new Orion Air Quality Monitor expands the environmental offerings from Columbia Weather Systems to measure common gaseous pollutants Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and ozone (O3) with meteorological parameters humidity, air pressure and temperature. The Orion AQM Plus model adds particle measurements PM2.5 and PM10.

Traditionally complex and expensive equipment made it challenging to monitor air quality sufficiently for localized results. This new system offers a more cost-effective solution that can be paired with additional meteorological parameters to provide a comprehensive air quality monitoring in micro-climates with complex terrains and urban areas.

Monitoring is accomplished via a MicroServer which offers a variety of Internet and industrial protocols, datalogging capability, and ports for additional sensors such as wind, solar radiation, and/or precipitation sensors. Data can be downloaded for archival and analysis.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy Independence Day from CWS


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Comparison of Solar Radiation Sensors

Is solar radiation data important to your company operations?
We offer a range of pyranometers to fit different requirements.

Click to see comparisons of the solar radiation sensors available with CWS weather stations.





Friday, June 22, 2018

Updated MicroServer and Weather Display


We are updating these Real Time Monitoring interfaces. The new design is rolling out of production effective immediately.

One update is the new wind direction pointer which clarifies where the wind is blowing from and points where the wind is blowing to. The design retains the dark background with bright lettering suitable for control room environments.

A no-charge firmware upgrade is available for Weather Display consoles purchased since Version 2.4.9434, 04/24/2017.

A no-charge firmware upgrade is available for Weather MicroServers purchased since 9/9/2015.

Besides the new look, the MicroServer upgrade includes support for some of our newest sensors including the Pulsar 100 Doppler Radar Precipitation Monitor and the new Air Quality Monitors.
If your system is prior to the above specifications, please contact us for upgrade options.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy First Day of Summer!

It's the longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere - hoping for sun and warm weather wherever you may be!