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September 21, 2007
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Exxon Mobil Installs AWI AWOS on California Oil Platform

Sacramento, CA (September 21, 2007)Oil Rig AWOS with helicopter_2007All Weather, Inc. (AWI), a leading manufacturer of weather information systems and meteorological sensors, has completed installation of its advanced Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) on Exxon Mobil Corporation's Platform Harmony offshore oil platform to support helicopter flights to and from the platform.

“Keeping a close eye on the weather is critical to offshore oil operations," said Bernard Kirby, Vice President of AWI. "In addition to the safety concerns with landing on rigs in bad weather, there are financial implications as well. The cost of missions aborted due to bad weather can be high, and reliable weather information can go a long way toward negating those costs. ”

The AWOS, developed by AWI, is an unmanned system that measures current weather conditions at the Harmony oil platform in California's Santa Barbara Channel. The weather data gathered by the AWOS is displayed on-site, as well as broadcast to helicopter pilots en route to and from the platform.

An ongoing and accurate picture of both current weather conditions and longer term weather trends at the platform is available around the clock, including measurements of wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall, and barometric pressure.

The offshore AWOS is also outfitted with AWI's Laser Ceilometer, which uses laser pulses to "see" cloud cover. Using sophisticated software algorithms, the AWI ceilometer is able to determine the height and depth of up to three layers of clouds.

A Dual-Technology Visibility Sensor monitors visibility at the platform, alerting pilots and platform personnel to hazardous visibility conditions, such as the dense fog common along California's coast.

About All Weather Inc.
All Weather, Inc. (AWI) is a leading developer of high accuracy, high dependability weather information systems that help users minimize risks in an unpredictable world. The company provides AWOS aviation weather systems, air traffic control display systems, as well as a wide range of high accuracy meteorological sensors and systems, including laser ceilometers, runway visual range systems, lightning detection sensors, and a variety of other meteorological sensors. All Weather, Inc. is the preferred development partner of the FAA. The company's ASOS, AWOS, and AWSS systems meet the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Transport Canada. AWI has installed over 1700 high-end automated weather systems around the globe, working with such leading authorities as the U.S. National Weather Service, ExxonMobil, Cerrejón Coal, and INFRAERO (Brazil). For more information, see www.allweatherinc.com.

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