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July-August 2015

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Weather and Wildland Fires: Firefighting in an Age of Droughts and Urban Sprawl

The hundreds of wildland fires that have blazed across the United States landscape in recent years mark the confluence of weather past and present. With much of the West and Southern Plains still in varying degrees of drought, the fire season has started early, burned stronger, and lasted longer than in some previous seasons.

JAN NULL, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is founder of Golden Gate Weather Services, a part-time faculty member at San Jose State University, and a former Lead Forecaster with the National Weather Service.       

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