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Phone: 503-629-0887 Fax: 503-629-0898 Email:

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Professional weather stations. Professional weather monitoring.

At Columbia Weather Systems our goal is to help you select the right weather station system for your environmental monitoring application.

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, we manufacture the Orion, Pulsar, Magellan, and Capricorn lines of weather stations and distribute them around the world. Key markets include professionals in public safety, military, government and industry.

A small, privately held company, CWS is known for personal customer service. We offer flexibility and quick response to customer needs. A long-term investment in product development has been the key to anticipating changing customer needs and utilizing advancing technology.

This has resulted in products such as the Weather MicroServer, a leader in Internet-ready and automated data communication, our proprietary Weather Master Software and touch-screen Weather Display Console.

“During the development process of the new visitor center, our project manager selected the Capricorn Weather Station in part for your company’s excellent customer service. Our system is now up and running and accessible with its easy to use web interface and Weather Master Software.”

CWS weather stations are professional and cost-effective solutions for value-added resellers, government contractors, weather networks and apparatus manufacturers. They interface automatically with industrial and emergency management systems including Kepware, Adashi, CERES, SAFER Systems, and CAMEO/ALOHA, as well as the Citizen Weather Observer Program and Weather Underground networks.


CWS was formed in 1998, initially as a subsidiary of Hinds Instruments, Inc. which began manufacturing Capricorn weather stations in the early 1980s. The “Capricorn” was immediately popular and developed an early reputation for reliability. We have grown over the years, developing the Capricorn line in keeping with advancing technology, as well as adding consistently to our product offerings as described below. CWS now operates as a separate and independent company.


Columbia Weather Systems manufactures the Orion, Pulsar, Magellan, and Capricorn families of environmental monitoring systems that include weather stations for permanent installations, vehicle-mount systems for mobile applications, and portable weather stations for rapid deployment.

The Orion line includes air quality measurement in addition to met parameters.

Monitoring options include our proprietary Weather Display, Weather Master Software, the Weather MicroServer which provides Internet-ready and industrial communication protocols.

Please click above on Products for more information on our various weather stations.

Please contact us for a quote on the weather station system that will be most suitable for your application.

Call toll-free from the US or Canada: 1-888-508-7375

Phone: 503-629-0887

Fax: 503-629-0898


Company Address
Columbia Weather Systems, Inc.
5285 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Suite C100
Hillsboro, OR 97124

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In case you didn't recognize them, this last photo is the Blue Angels flying over our manufacturing facility during the Hillsboro Air Show.

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