SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be adding a ninth remote weather station.
The automated weather station was placed in the Purisma Hills area of Santa Barbara County. This is near the Burton Mesa communities of Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills and Mesa Oaks.
These stations monitor the weather and provide data that help land management agencies with projects like monitoring air quality, rating fire danger, and providing information for research.
The data is accessible by the public through the internet.
"Sundown or winds blowing in the south coast but winds can be light and calm in the north county so this really allows us to see the specific weather that’s going on in specific regions of the county and it allows us to plan and prepare for any instance that might occur," said Daniel Bertucelli with the Santa Barbarbara County Fire Department.
The property is owned by Sentinel Peak Resources who operate the Lompoc oil and gas plants.