Friday, October 20, 2017

Orion Sensor Surprise Intruder

Moments before shipping his Orion sensor in for evaluation last week after unusual rain and wind readings, Florida customer Michael Koenig was surprised to see something move in the box. With a closer look, he discovered the source of the problem – a Cuban Tree Frog!
“As a testament to your product’s reliability, I can safely say that I continue with my very own kind of Florida durability testing right here in my back yard!” Michael says. Perhaps CWS should consider offering frog spike kits in the future 😉.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Network Security | Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.
If you have any concerns about whether adding a weather station may cause vulnerability to your network, we have several solutions.

Friday, September 29, 2017

CWS President Nader Khoury | Team Member Spotlight

President Nader Khoury is our Team Member feature this week! Having an interest in science and technology, he studied Electric and Electronics Engineering at Oregon State University. Following 10 years as Manufacturing Manager at Branden Technologies, Nader has led CWS for 20 years.
“What I enjoy about my job is discovering the different applications customers have and coming up with creative solutions to improve in order to meet each customer’s needs,” he says. “It’s fun to be able to say ‘yes, we can do that for you.’”
Nader also enjoys hiking, gardening, and photography.

Nader's photography decorates the office walls.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Alert Map | National Preparedness Month

Planning a trip? This map provided by the NOAA is an interactive, visual tool to help you be prepared. From flash flood and hurricane warnings to Red Flag and air quality alerts, this is an easily accessible resource to keep you informed
With the wildfires we have been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest, air quality updates have been especially important to monitor. Stay tuned for more info on our new air quality sensor launching soon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Emergency Water Supply | National Preparedness Month

Stocking up on our emergency water supply for National Preparedness Month! It is recommended to have 14 gallons of water per person in Oregon in the case of an earthquake.

Make sure to store your supply in a cool, dark place and replace it every six months.
Tip: Water jugs are multi-functional and make for some nice bookends or work out equipment. 😉

Thursday, September 14, 2017

National Prepareathon Day - Planning Ahead

Tomorrow is National Prepareathon Day. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we encourage organizations, families, and communities to make a Disaster Emergency Plan. The recent natural disasters are a reminder of the importance of preparing for emergencies beforehand.

Click Here to learn how to create a plan, and view other resources to help be better prepared for the future. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Team Member Spotlight: Debbie | Office Manager

This week's Team Member spotlight is Debbie! This month marks her 20th year at CWS. As Office Manager, Debbie wears a lot of hats and always keeps the office running smoothly. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the Oregon coast and spending time with her grand kids. Fun fact: She recently won “Best Actress” at a Murder Mystery Dinner.

What does she like about her job? “The variety!” Debbie says. “The contact with many and varied customers, and the relationships with co-workers. . . I love my CWS family. They are the best part of my job.”