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    Author(s): Michael A. Fosberg
    Date: 1986
    Source: In: Research for Tomorrow, the Yearbook of Agriculture 1986. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 250-252.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    The summer of 1933 in northwest Oregon had been exceptionally hot and dry. When in mid-August, hot, dry winds blew in from the east, all the fire crews were ready. But there were not enough of them. Scattered fires that started in the coast range merged into what became known as the Tillamook Bum. In 1986, the Forest Service is researching procedures to forecast severe fire-weather conditions like those of 1933 far enough in advance to move fire crews and equipment from where little fire activity is expected to areas where conditions point to high fire danger and a shortage of equipment and manpower. The goal is to rapidly deploy fire crews while the fires are small and more readily controlled.

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    Fosberg, Michael A. 1986. Using Weather in Forest Management. In: Research for Tomorrow, the Yearbook of Agriculture 1986. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 250-252

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