UCLA Forecasting

This 1966 photo from the LAPL collection shows a local effort at forest fire prevention by getting weather forecasts through a new “weather-fax” machine. The individual in the photo is identified as Bob Helfman, 28, a UCLA graduate in meteorology.

[Note: Did you think the word “fax” (for facsimile) was a more recent invention?]

There will be forecasting at UCLA this coming week using more modern technology.  The UCLA Anderson Forecast conference will be held on campus on Wednesday, December 5.

Info on that event is at:

Meanwhile, as far as the kind of forecast for the next few days that Mr. Helfman was doing, we pretty much know what the “campus climate” will be:

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