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Bill Meadows

Published On: Jan 12 2012 01:36:57 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 12 2012 02:58:58 AM MST

I'm third generation on our ranch on Little Beaver Creek at Whitepine (9 miles NW Thompson Falls).

First real involvement with weather was reporting weather and fuel moisture observation daily as a Lookout on Cougar Peak across the river from us, 1961-62 with the LOLO FOREST.

Then weather observations were critical during my career as a smokejumper and member of a Type 1 Overhead Team.

Now as a full time rancher, weather conditions are a basis for all of the management decisions.

I was recruited by John Pulaski, Northern Ag Network, in 2007 to participate with COCORAHS.

My report is submitted at 0700 daily to them.