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Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations

Vehicle-Mount Mobile Weather Station

Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations Include:

  • Selected Weather Sensor(s) with 15-foot cable
  • Bulkhead Connector mounts on truck for exterior sensor input cable 
  • 50-foot Interior Cable 
  • Interior Wall Mount Power Supply
  • Telescoping Mast (9-foot) and Truck-Mount Brackets
  • Optional Sensor Protective Case available

Weather Monitoring Options:

  • CWS's proprietary Weather Display Console AND/OR
  • Weather Master Software AND/OR
  • Weather MicroServer Internet-ready network capability and automation protocols

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Guide to Buying a Professional Weather Station

Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations provide meteorological data monitoring for mobile operations such as Incident Response, Command and Control, and Mobile Air Traffic Control. Internal system components can be permanently mounted in the vehicle, while exterior sensor components are stored in a compartment or optional protective case.

Quick Deploy • Interoperability • Automation

Our mobile weather stations are quick to set up and within minutes can be automatically recording data for incident decision-making and reporting, as well as, transmitting data to applications such as CAMEO/ALOHA and CERES for plume modeling and situational awareness.

The 9-ft telescoping mast is detachable for transportation storage, then quickly clicks into place for rapid deployment. The entire system is operational within minutes to provide critical weather information where and when it is needed.

The bottom line is that the conditions at an incident may not be exactly as forecast or reported elsewhere. There’s no substitute for immediate, accurate, on-site weather data.


We've been in the business of weather monitoring for 40 years. Our mobile weather stations were developed by a former Air Force meteorologist specifically for the public safety market.

Columbia Weather Systems makes weather monitoring easy so you can do your job better.

“We can deploy within minutes after arriving on scene... There are no moving parts which make the system virtually ‘Fire Fighter Proof’! We are now able to receive ‘Live’ accurate weather data to use with the ALOHA Air Plume modeling program. Having ‘Live’ weather data is vital to our operation.”

Weather Station Models.

Magellan MX VM Weather Station

Magellan MX

  • Compass / GPS
  • All-in-one sensor with multiple configurations
  • Ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Optical rain sensorTemperature, humidity, and pressure
  • Temperature, humidity, and pressure
Orion  Vehicle Mount Weather Station


  • All-in-one sensor head
  • No moving parts
  • Ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Impact rain sensor
  • Temperature, humidity, and pressure

Compare Weather Station Features.

For comparison purposes, starting prices include optional WeatherMaster™ software.

Magellan MX VM™ Orion VM™
WIND SPEED ultrasonic ultrasonic
WIND DIRECTION ultrasonic ultrasonic
TEMPERATURE MX300, MX500, MX501, MX600 standard
HUMIDITY models 300, 500, 501, 600 standard
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE MX300, MX500, MX501, MX600 standard
RAINFALL optical (MX600) standard impact
SOLAR RADIATION optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS*
ADDITIONAL TEMPERATURE optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS*
VISIBILITY optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS*
HEATED OPTIONS NA Heated sensor head optional
SENSOR CONFIGURATION All-in-one All-in-one
WARRANTY one-year standard
extended available
one-year standard
extended available
SYSTEM STARTING PRICE** $5,475*** (Model 500) $6,290 (Model 536)

*Optional sensor requires Weather MicroServer.
**Price based on U.S. sale of vehicle-mount weather station including all standard sensors and monitoring with optional Weather Master Software. For additional information including international pricing, call or email for a quotation.
***Magellan MX system price based on Model 500 with wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, compass and GPS

Magellan MX Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations™ feature internal compass and GPS in an all-in-one sensor module with multiple sensor configurations including ultrasonic wind sensor, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and optical rain gauge.

Orion Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations™ feature an all-in-one sensor unit with ultrasonic wind direction and speed measurements, a highly-accurate impact rain sensor, capacitive relative humidity, temperature and barometric pressure readings. No moving parts enhances ease of use and durability. Increased resolution and accuracy make this system ideal for high-precision weather monitoring.

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