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The influence of cloudiness on summertime temperatures in the eastern Washington fire weather district
  • Published Date:
    1979
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    United States, National Weather Service., Western Region,
  • Series:
    NOAA technical memorandum NWS WR ; 140
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  • Description:
    "The National Fire Danger Rating System now used by most fire protection agencies in the United States requires an afternoon temperature value, among other weather parameters, to compute the fire-danger indices. Temperature forecasts must be provided by the fire-weather forecaster in order to compute expected fire danger. Temperature variations also have considerable influence on changes in humidity in eastern Washington (higher the temperature, the lower the humidity) and in addition temperature strongly influences other factors important in fire-danger potential such as stability of the air mass and the threat of thunderstorms. Because of the importance of temperature on all of these factors, a reasonably accurate temperature forecast is needed and we strive for a prediction falling with about 4°F of the observed value"--Introduction.

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