National Weather Service meteorologist Carl S. Cerniglia Jr., shown next to a map of the Sherpa Fire, is the go-to guy helping firefighters stay safe while battling the nearly 8,000-acre blaze burning along the Gaviota coast.
National Weather Service meteorologist Carl S. Cerniglia Jr., shown next to a map of the Sherpa Fire, is the go-to guy helping firefighters stay safe while battling the nearly 8,000-acre blaze burning along the Gaviota coast. Noozhawk
National Weather Service meteorologist Carl S. Cerniglia Jr., shown next to a map of the Sherpa Fire, is the go-to guy helping firefighters stay safe while battling the nearly 8,000-acre blaze burning along the Gaviota coast. Noozhawk

Veteran meteorologist plays key role in fighting major wildfires, including Sherpa Fire

June 20, 2016 03:06 PM