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Weather Stations By Model

Orion Weather Station with impact rainfall


Cutting-edge all-in-one technology

Ultrasonic wind / Impact rainfall

Fixed Base
Vehicle Mount
Nomad Portable
Pulsar Weather Station with Doppler radar precipitation


Multiple parameter configurations

Compass / Ultrasonic wind

Fixed Base
Modular weather station with mechanical wind sensors

Capricorn FLX

Modular system

Multiple sensor options

Fixed Base
Vehicle Mount
Pegasus Portable
Magellan all-in-one weather station with internal compass


Rugged all-in-one sensor

Sonic wind / Internal compass

Fixed Base
Vehicle Mount
Magellan Portable

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Professional Weather Stations, Professional Weather Monitoring

Weather Stations (aka met stations) manufactured by Columbia Weather Systems offer a range of meteorological parameters and sensor options, user-friendly monitoring options, multiple communication options, and superior customer service. We back all of our weather stations with a minimum of one-year warranty and free technical assistance.

"Thanks for all of your help. Your company has some of the best service after the sale that I have ever seen." ~ Michael McLean, EQC Department, U.S. Steel - Granite City Works

Compare Weather Station Features

  Orion™ Magellan™ Capricorn FLX™ Pulsar™
WIND SPEED standard ultrasonic standard sonic standard reed switch ultrasonic
WIND DIRECTION standard ultrasonic standard sonic standard 360-resolution ultrasonic
TEMPERATURE standard standard 1 standard, up to 4 available models 601, 600, 501, 500
HUMIDITY standard standard standard models 601, 600, 501, 500
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE standard standard standard models 601, 600, 501, 500
RAINFALL standard impact NA optional tipping bucket Doppler radar (600) or tipping bucket (601)
SOLAR RADIATION optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS* optional up to 2 model 501
LEAF WETNESS NA NA optional optional model 601 only
ADDITIONAL TEMPERATURE optional w MS* optional w MS* optional up to 3 optional w MS*
VISIBILITY optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS* optional w/ MS* optional w MS*
INTERNAL COMPASS NA standard NA standard
HEAVY DUTY OPTIONS Heated sensor head optional NA Heavy-duty wind sensor optional
Heated rain gauge optional
SENSOR CONFIGURATION All-in-one sensor head All-in-one sensor head Modular system,
sensor selection
WARRANTY one-year standard
extended and no-fault available
one-year standard one-year standard

one-year standard 
SYSTEM STARTING PRICE** $4,650 $4,525 $3,200 $7,020*** (Model 600)

*Optional sensor requires Weather MicroServer
**Price based on U.S. sale of fixed-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.
***Pulsar system price based on Model 600 with Doppler radar precipitation, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, compass, including the required Weather MicroServer and optional Weather Master Software.

Monitoring options for our weather stations include our proprietary Weather Master™ software as well as third-party software, our exclusive touch-screen LCD Weather Display Console, and our Weather MicroServer™ offering Internet-ready weather data and industrial protocols

Textual descriptions of our met stations with links follow:

Orion Weather Stations™
Orion Weather Station: State-of-the-art, ultrasonic all-in-one sensor technology -- ultrasonic weather station
Orion Vehicle-Mount Weather Station: Combining compact sensor technology with tactical mobility for First Responders
Orion Nomad Portable Weather Station: Cutting-edge sensor technology packaged for rapid deployment

Pulsar Weather Station: Ultrasonic all-in-one sensor technology with compass and multiple sensor configurations

Magellan Weather Stations™
Magellan Weather Station: Rugged all-in-one weather monitoring with internal compass
Magellan Vehicle-Mount Weather Station: Internal compass for automatic alignment of wind direction
Magellan Portable Weather Station: Rapid deployment weather monitoring with compass and rugged metal housing

Capricorn FLX Weather Stations™
Capricorn FLX Weather Station: Multiple parameter options for flexible sensor selection and placement
Capricorn FLX Vehicle-Mount Weather Station: Modular weather stations for vehicle installations
Pegasus FLX Portable Weather Station: Portable weather monitoring solution for tactical operations and research

Weather MicroServer: FTP Output, XML web service, Internet browser user interface, and industrial communication protocols

Weather Display Console: Powerful, LCD touch-screen, digital weather console

Weather Software: Proprietary professional and third-party weather software

Weather Station Accessories: Radiation shield, masts and mounting hardware, weatherproof enclosures, surge protectors, solar power

Communication Options: Standard, Wireless, RS-422, and Ethernet, 4-20 mA signal