A new weather station at California State University – Northridge will provide forecasts to area residents, according to The Daily Sundial. Data from the station will also be shared with the National Weather Service.
The station monitors parameters like temperature, humidity, dew point and rainfall. Readings are collected every 15 minutes and then used for forecasting conditions in Southern California. The Northridge station is also in an ideal location to collect data on strong Santa Ana winds that affect the region.
Students at the university will benefit from the new installation, as geography and climatology courses will use it in their curriculum.