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    Author(s): Owen P. Cramer
    Date: 1960
    Source: PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 193: 12 p.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Fire season severity in 1960 was about average in western Washington but was very high in western Oregon. Severity of the entire season in both States was slightly greater than in 1959. Although spring was less severe, both summer and fall were slightly more severe than comparable parts of the previous fire season. Spring fire danger in western Washington was as low as any in the 17 years of record but was near normal in western Oregon. Summer in Oregon was as severe as any in the past 30 years, while in western Washington the summer was only slightly more severe than normal. The western Oregon fall was among the more severe, while below normal fire danger prevailed over western Washington. The combined summer-fall period was the most severe since 1932 in western Oregon but was about normal in western Washington.

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    Cramer, Owen P. 1960. Forest fire weather and computed fire occurrence in western Oregon and western Washington in 1960. PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 193: 12 p.

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