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Automatic weather monitoring for industrial emergency responders


Improve operational and incident-command decisions with immediate access to current on-site meteorological data. Besides affecting daily operations, weather can be both a cause of disasters and a hazard in responding to them. Automatic weather monitoring technology can enhance disaster preparedness and help mitigate adverse weather factors during a response, as well as optimize daily operations.

Columbia Weather Systems offers weather stations for  

  • HazMat
  • Incident Response
  • Severe Weather
  • Interface to popular industrial and emergency operation, and
  • Many other weather monitoring applications for customers such as:

-  Manufacturing facilities including Intel and Toyota America, 

- Energy and petroleum companies including Exxon/Mobil and Tesoro

- Every level of government from Municipal agencies to Federal from emergency management to utilities.

In the early 1970s, the Capricorn line of weather stations became popular as a cost-effective tool for professional weather monitoring. Technological advances have led to multiple sensor configurations and monitoring options including software, touch-screen display, industrial protocols and Internet/Ethernet.

Columbia Weather Systems is known for personal customer service, offering 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. CWS weather stations are professional and cost-effective solutions. They interface automatically with industrial and emergency management systems including Kepware, Adashi, SAFER Systems, and CAMEO/ALOHA, as well as the Citizen Weather Observer Program and Weather Underground networks.

For additional information, visit www.columbiaweather.com.

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