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Using these resources, the limitations of traditional fire weather indices and conflicting hypotheses surrounding pyroCb development are examined.
It has been particularly effective in rapid deployment situations such as for fire weather research and has operated reliably in a variety of conditions including Salt Lake City in winter, Black Rock Desert in summer, and in the vicinity of fires.
The spate of thunderstorms may become a "long-lived event" that will merit extending the fire weather watch into next week, the agency added.
"We're looking at extreme fire weather this weekend, with 100-degree temperatures that will dry out the grasses in a hurry," he said.
"Over four days and nights we put together and executed a plan to contain a fire that was burning in record dry fuels in steep terrain under extreme fire weather conditions," Gardner said.
"I think we're in this for the long haul," said Paul Werth, fire weather program manager at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.
Central Oregon, which lost 20 homes in forest fires last year, again is primed for a busy season, said Paul Werth, fire weather program manager for the federal Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in Portland.
"In my 11 years of fire weather forecasting I have never seen fuel conditions this dry on the west side of the Cascades," said Jim Prange, a meteorologist with the weather service in Seattle.
"This year, a combination of ignition and fire weather made the fires numerous and difficult to deal with.