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Fire Weather (RAWS) 2016-10-27T10:52:49+00:00

RAWS – Remote Automated Weather Station

RAWS is the acronym used to specify a weather station used in the Fire Weather monitoring industry. Fire weather monitoring stations are generally split into two types; portable and permanent. Portable stations are often called quick deploy stations due to their ease of setup and transportation.

We can offer either a permanent or quick deploy RAWS weather station. Below you will find information on the equipment that we offer. We can also install and provide training on these types of stations.

RAWS-F

The RAWS-F Fire Weather Quick Deployment Station is ideal for prescribed burns or other temporary installations. Users can set up the station in as little as 10 minutes—without tools. Each RAWS-F station is pre-programmed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation. This program complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) weather station standards.

Benefits and Features
  • Monitors, records, and transmits meteorological data relevant to fire danger prediction.
  • Ideal for prescribed burns or temporary installations.
  • 10 minute setup without tools.
  • Monitors wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation.
  • Complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) standard.
  • Compatible with GOES satellite network.

RAWS-P

The RAWS-P is a CR1000-based weather station that combines flexibility with ease of use. With the RAWS-P, sensors and mounting peripherals are purchased separately—allowing you to customize your station to meet your needs.

Even with this flexibility, installation is easy because the selected sensors are simply attached to color-coded, keyed connectors on the outside of the RAWS-P enclosure. Besides the connectors, a wiring panel is provided that allows the attachment of additional sensors.

Benefits and Features
  • Monitors, records, and transmits meteorological data relevant to fire danger prediction.
  • Pre-programmed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation.
  • Complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) standard.
  • Compatible with the GOES satellite network.

Installation, Maintenance and Calibration

To meet the NFDRS standards your station must have regular maintenance and calibration of the sensors. Here is a link to the NFDRS Standards page hosted at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

We offer installation, training, maintenance and calibration services for all of the RAWS equipment that we sell. We can provide annual calibration and service, as well as training for your fire managers on the use and care of these systems.

Useful Links
  1. RAWS Information at NIFC
  2. Wild Land Fire Assessment
  3. Fire Sciences Lab in Missoula
  4. Google Earth module for Fire Weather Station data display WFAS.NET