RainWise has led the industry on the advancement of weather monitoring technology from the development of our original product, the Remote Reading Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge, to the invention of the first digital weather station. Our technology developments are now the industry standard, and are just a few of the many unique product designs we offer. An employee-owned company, RainWise Inc. manufactures professional grade meteorological equipment for consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications. RainWise incorporated in 1974, deriving the company`s name from our original product, the remote reading tipping bucket rain gauge. Tipping bucket technology is now the industry standard, and just one of the many unique product designs that RainWise has contributed to the advancement of weather monitoring; in 1981 we again led the world by developing the 1st digital weather station!
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From its founding in 1974, RainWise has paved the way for professional-grade meteorological equipment to empower operations leaders in industries ranging from agriculture, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, and technology to make informed decisions based on weather data. Founder and inventor John Baer transformed RainWise to become industry pioneers, leading the advancement of weather monitoring technology from the development of our original product, the Remote Reading Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge, to the invention of the first digital weather station. Today, more than 80 percent of rain gauges in the world still use Baer's original design concept.
RainWise manufactures professional weather stations, solar sensors, rain gauges, and more for commercial and industrial customer markets. When organizations are impacted by weather, their operations leaders need accurate site-specific data to make smart real-time decisions and lower risk. When an operations leader relies on RainWise, they can transform the uncertainty of weather conditions into a confident decision that provides stability in the midst of a volatile and changing climate.
In January 2020, Nielsen-Kellerman, Inc. (NK) acquired RainWise. NK's acquisition of RainWise closely follows its acquisition of Ambient, LLC ('Ambient') and confirms its commitment to becoming a full-range provider of weather instrumentation.
We are devoted to being at the forefront of weather monitoring technology and continue to provide you with trusted products that will serve the hobbyist to the engineer.
Since 1974, RainWise has been manufacturing professional grade meteorological equipment for consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications. From our original product, the remote reading tipping bucket rain gauge , to developing the world's first digital weather station, to our advanced PV monitoring applications, RainWise continues to be a world leader in the instrument industry.
We are committed to manufacturing professional grade meteorological equipment that is accurate, reliable, and durable for consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications. Our selection of more than 50 rain and temperature gauges, monitors, sensors, and related software are proudly made right here in the United States. At RainWise we strive to provide our clients not only with exceptional products, but with an exceptional customer experience.
Customizable expansion, functions, & features
Built better to work harder and last longer
Advanced communication modules
The best customer service in the industry
RainWise Inc. is a privately owned company incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1974. The company name derived from our original product, the Remote Reading Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge.
In 1981 we moved to Bar Harbor, Maine and the development of a new line of electronic consumer weather instrumentation began with the WS-1000, the first digital weather station.
In 1985 the company built a new manufacturing/showroom facility in downtown Bar Harbor.
In 1991 the success of the consumer-based instrument line led to the development of an industrial line. The industrial equipment quickly became recognized for its customizable configuration, NIST traceability and, unheard of at the time, 5-year warranty.
In that same year, the General Service Administration awarded RainWise with a GSA contract. Under this contract, our products are available to over 700 Government agencies.
In 2020, RainWise was acquired by Nielsen-Kellerman, joining their other top Weather and Environmental Instruments brands.
In 2021, RainWise relocated to Nielsen-Kellerman's production facility in Boothwyn, PA.
Today, RainWise is proud to continue producing American-made products. The prevailing attitude of each and every employee is consistent throughout…make the best product to the best of your ability and stand behind it. The product will and always has spoken for itself.
Made in the USA and committed to supporting small business.
RainWise is proud to say that our products are American made. Every aspect of our production process is handled by our dedicated, experienced team of instrument professionals in our Trenton, Maine headquarters.
In this era of globalization and international outsourcing it has become increasingly difficult for American small businesses to remain competitive. Outsourcing is an unavoidable part of modern manufacturing, but we don’t believe this means we have to source offshore. Instead, we attempt to support US small businesses whenever possible. This philosophy has made it possible for us to directly support over a dozen small businesses. These companies include marketing specialists, contract manufacturers and plastics manufacturers.
Industry best warranty
RainWise offers a full 2-year warranty on all of our consumer products and a 5-year warranty on our industrial products. We also offer a fully comprehensive 5-year extended warranty on our consumer weather stations. These industry best warranties are a testament to our quality.
Preferred GSA Supplier
Demands placed by new federal regulations on fire, police, and other emergency personnel have increased over the recent years. Our GSA Preferred status means we have the knowledge and experience to help municipal agencies choose and use the best equipment.
Free shipping on orders over $250*
When you order your weather instruments from RainWise, we offer free shipping for retail orders over $250 to your home or business located anywhere in the continental United States. This is not a gimmick or a 'limited-time offer'- instead, it's a standard policy RainWise is pleased to offer our customers as a thanks for giving RainWise the chance to be your weather products supplier.
* Free shipping is available for online retail orders over $250. Special offers and promotions may be excluded from this offer.