Weather Station FAQs

By: CWS3175, 7:02 PM GMT on February 25, 2015

We are reorganizing our resources to include Frequently Asked Questions –generally based on feedback through our technical service department. A newly added post addresses a question about establishing network communication with the Weather MicroServer™.

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions – requently asked or not!
Click here for our updated Resources Page

Weather Monitoring with BACnet

By: CWS3175, 7:27 PM GMT on January 15, 2015

In response to requirements from the building automation industry, our Weather MicroServer™ now has a BACnet interface protocol available through Ethernet. Click here to go to the Weather MicroServer page.


Weather Monitoring for Data Centers

By: CWS3175, 11:18 PM GMT on November 25, 2014

The relatively new field of DCIM (data center infrastructure management) employs weather monitoring to help manage operations, improve efficiency, and plan for the future. GoDaddy, a leader in internet domain sales and web hosting, and Vantage Data Centers both use weather stations from Columbia Weather Systems to accomplish these objectives.

Justin Harp, Director of Operations Engineering for Vantage, reports, “In the Data Center industry, accurate mo...

Updated: 11:21 PM GMT on November 25, 2014

Additional sensors added via Weather MicroServer

By: CWS3175, 7:18 PM GMT on November 05, 2014

Two sensor options have been added for the Weather MicroServer.
1) Particle Concentration: A laser optical sensor is used to detect and measure particulate concentrations up to 100 milligrams per cubic meter. The continuous flow optical sensor is combined with purge air to ensure accurate measurements in adverse environments.
2) UV Radiation: Measures ultraviolet radiation between 250 and 400 nanometers. The measurement includes both UV-A and UV-B radiatio...

Meteorology Weather Monitoring environment

Local HazMat vehicle uses Orion VM™ Weather Station

By: CWS3175, 7:13 PM GMT on October 22, 2014

As a global company, it’s not often that we get to meet our customers face-to-face. Last week we had a visit from Aaron Randall of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue with their HazMat vehicle which boasts a nine-year-old Orion VM Weather Station.

This particular crew is part of the Oregon Fire Marshal’s HazMat team and is responsible for Western Washington County through to the coast which includes a section of an important pipeline as well as several la...

Weather Monitoring

Updated: 8:03 PM GMT on October 23, 2014

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Elevation: 220 ft
Temperature: 37.6 °F
Dew Point: 37.1 °F
Humidity: 98%
Wind: 1.8 mph from the SE
Wind Gust: 2.2 mph
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Elevation: 220 ft
Temperature: 38.1 °F
Dew Point: 36.5 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 1.6 mph from the East
Wind Gust: 1.8 mph
Updated: 5:54 AM PST on February 28, 2015

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