RainWise Inc. is a privately owned company incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1974. The name was derived from the original product, a tipping bucket remote reading rain gauge.

In 1981 the company 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 “consumer” weather station.

In 1985 the company built a new manufacturing/showroom facility in downtown Bar Harbor. The success of the consumer-based instrument line led to the development of an Industrial product line in 1991. The Industrial equipment quickly became recognized for its customizable configuration, NIST traceability and an unheard of at the time 5-year warranty.

RainWise has continued to supply innovative consumer products and turn-key Industrial systems. The General Service Administration awarded RainWise with a GSA contract in 1991. Under this contract the company’s products are available to over 700 Government agencies.


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! We are excited about being at the forefront of weather monitoring technology and are committed to working closely with the emerging renewable energy market to deliver premier wind and solar related equipment.

Our selection of more than 50 rain and temperature gauges, monitors, sensors, and related software are proudly made right here in the United States and are known for their exceptional durability and fine accuracy. In 1991

RainWise was awarded the coveted GSA status, making our company’s products available to over 700 Government agencies. RainWise is also proud to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among our many clients. Here at RainWise we strive to provide our clients not only with exceptional products, but with an exceptional customer experience. We are honored to have earned a reputation for the best customer service in the industry, founded on lifetime product support, a generous warranty, and free software upgrades.