Fire Weather Stations Could Get Expanded Under State Bill

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Napa State Senator Bill Dodd's legislation to create a state wildfire warning center cleared the senate this past week. It would inform officials about fires using data from a massive network of new weather stations. They're supposed to help PG&E predict when forest fires could happen, but with only around 350 of them right now, there aren't enough to get the kind of information fire fighters need, especially with California's many microclimates.