Northumberland County Airport (KN79) in Pennsylvania has completed a major AWOS upgrade by installing an Airport Weather Advisor® system!

Mesotech AWOS Installation at Northumberland County Airport (KN79) in Paxinos, Pennsylvania
Michael Musick / Mesotech International, Inc.

Paxinos, Pennsylvania (October 19, 2022) – Mesotech upgraded and commissioned an Airport Weather Advisor® AWOS-3P Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) at Northumberland County Airport (KN79) in Paxinos, Pennsylvania on October 19, 2022. Northumberland recently had an AWOS-2 installed by Mesotech and decided to upgrade their system to collect additional weather data including sky condition (ceiling) and precipitation type. The system is now also capable of reporting data to the greater weather and aviation communities through a connection to the National Airspace Data Interchange Network (NADIN).  


Airport Weather Advisor® is the flagship product of Mesotech International, Inc., a Sacramento, California based manufacturer of meteorological instrumentation systems. The upgraded AWOS supports aviation safety by providing automatic, up-to-the-minute weather reports to pilots via radio, telephone, or the internet, and is monitored remotely by Mesotech’s support staff to ensure the system operates properly year-round.

Custom Upgrade Mesotech AWOS at Northumberland County Airport
Michael Musick / Mesotech International, Inc.

Mesotech AWOS at Northumberland County Airport (KN79) in Paxinos, PA
Michael Musick / Mesotech International, Inc.

Mesotech AWOS are easily customizable and upgradeable to fit an airport’s changing needs and demands. The upgrade was completed in one day and commissioned by the FAA the following day. The Airport Weather Advisor® system initially installed at KN79 earlier in 2022 replaced and re-used infrastructure from an obsolete NEXWOS system. The airport saved tens of thousands of dollars by re-using the existing infrastructure with Mesotech’s modular AWOS.  


The airport’s new AWOS also makes weather data available to the public through Mesotech’s cloud-based AWOS Live weather platform. AWOS Live allows anyone with an internet connected computer or mobile device to view live streaming weather data from the airport.  


Northumberland County is a proud community with a history as old as the founding of America. Visitors to the area can still visit many of the historic sites such as the Hunter House Museum, Fort Augusta, or the Sunbury Airport which is built on an island between Sunbury and Northumberland in the 1920s to assist in the delivery of air mail, to name a few. The county also has beautiful parks for outdoor recreation and hiking including the Milton State Park and the Shikellamy State Park which overlooks the Susquehanna River and Mariana. All of this makes Northumberland County a beautiful place to stop and breathe freely, taking in the history of the country.


Northumberland County Airport is a small general aviation airport centrally located between Shamokin and Elysburg in Paxinos Pennsylvania. The airport has one paved asphalt runway and sits at an elevation of 880 feet above mean sea level and averages 63 operations a day. The asphalt runway is identified as 8/26 and measures 3297 x 75 feet (1005 x 23 meters).  

About Mesotech International, Inc.

Mesotech International, Inc. is based in Sacramento, CA and has designed, manufactured, and installed meteorological monitoring systems for over 30 years. Mesotech’s flagship product is Airport Weather Advisor®, an FAA certified and ICAO-compliant Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS). Airport Weather Advisor® enhances flight safety for civil and military aviation through accurate, reliable automated weather reports delivered to pilots in the air and worldwide via Mesotech’s AWOS Live cloud platform. Mesotech is a US Air Force prime contractor, supporting 200+ military sites worldwide and was awarded Region IX Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year in 2014.

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