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Last week Vincent and Nader had an unusual opportunity to participate in the commissioning of a new Orion Weather Station for the Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) at the Portland International Airport. The GRE purpose is to reduce environmental noise during aircraft engine testing. Operation is impacted by weather parameters -- primarily wind and temperature.
The Port of Portland operates the facility and chose an Orion™ Weather Station with Weather MicroServer to replace their old system.
Vincent and Nader inspected the installation and verified the data stream. In addition to everything working smoothly as expected, a highlight of the excursion was observing a couple of military planes taking off close by.
We’ve made no secret of the fact that Columbia Weather Systems is a family-owned small business. Today we’d like to offer a glimpse into the family.
Last week we celebrated the retirement of one of the CWS owners, Paul Hinds, president of Hinds Instruments, from which CWS was spun off in 1997. It was a bit of a history review.
These video clips from speeches at Paul’s retirement party offer some insight into the character of the company leadership. The first is from Tom Hinds who takes over as president of Hinds Instruments. The second are some reflections from Paul himself.
If you are in the business of emergency management, public safety, fire, hazmat, etc., this new article on our website might be of interest to help sell your department on the idea of having a weather station ... or two or three.
Being aware of the weather conditions before, during, and after an incident is imperative.” ~Chuck Sallade in Firefighter Nation
Fleshing out ideas from a previous blog post, this article goes into greater detail with more specific information and insightful quotes from industry leaders.
The new Pulsar 100™ Precipitation Monitor offers the latest technology in rich precipitation data.
The 24-GHz Doppler radar precipitation-only monitoring system was developed in response to the requirements of Ferrari for vehicle testing, and “will be useful for applications that require fast response, high resolution, and precipitation types,” according to Nader Khoury, CWS president. “The Pulsar 100 is a powerful sensor with the latest technology that gives us rich data for multiple types of precipitation.”
Data is monitored via the Weather MicroServer offering a variety of real-time monitoring and data collection options including Internet and industrial protocols.