All Weather, Inc., which manufactures weather information systems and meteorological sensors, has received FAA approval for its Model 6495 Freezing Rain Sensor.
The sensor detects the presence of icing conditions at temperatures as low as 0?C. The unit senses an occurrence of freezing rain by the change in the probe tip’s oscillating frequency. Changes are detected even with the accumulation of ice, frost or wet snow. Once icing conditions are detected, they are analyzed using the AWOS freezing rain algorithm and transmitted for remote display to airports and crews.
The sensor’s design allows the unit to melt up to 3.8 mm of ice within 30 seconds at -20?C. After deicing, the probe cools quickly and is ready to sense ice formation again.
The Freezing Rain Sensor is part of AWI’s Series 900 AWOS. In addition to freezing rain, the AWOS measures wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, relative humidity, temperature, visibility, precipitation, altimeter setting, density altitude, cloud height and sky condition, present weather, and lightning.
Prices start at $16,500.
For more information: 916-928-1000.