Hemet-Ryan approved for new weather observation system

T■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor he Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved last month the replacement of the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at Hemet-Ryan Airport. An AWOS is a computerized system that automatically measures one or more weather parameters, analyzes the data, prepares a weather observation consisting of the measured parameters, and broadcasts the observation to pilots near the airport. It requires replacement because Hemet-Ryan’s current AWOS visibility sensor and its sky and wind condition sensors have failed. The original vendor no longer provides support for the current model so a new one needs to be purchased. The current AWOS has been in use since the early 1990s. The

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