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Table 1 Pearson correlation coefficients between Baron and Markleeville remote automated weather stations (RAWS) for the period 2011 to 2019 for daily values of each variable by meteorological season, as part of our study assessing the patterns of potential prescribed burning feasibility in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA, from 1999 to 2019. Baron RAWS is located in the Lake Tahoe Basin, study area and is sited in Meyers, California, approximately 10 km south of Lake Tahoe, but it only included data beginning in mid 2011. Markleeville RAWS is sited in Markleeville, California, approximately 35 km south southeast of Lake Tahoe and included complete quality data covering the study period 1999 to 2019. Seasonal correlations were measured to assess the appropriateness of using Markleeville RAWS to estimate Baron RAWS variables by regression in order to obtain weather data for the entire 1999 to 2019 study period. Variables tested were those to assess basic climatological site similarity and include average, minimum, and maximum temperature (Tavg, Tmax, Tmin, respectively); and average, minimum, and maximum relative humidity (RHavg, RHmin, RHmax, respectively). Meteorological seasons were winter (1 December to 28 or 29 February), spring (1 March to 31 May), summer (1 July to 31 August), and autumn (1 September to 30 November)

From: Retrospective analysis of burn windows for fire and fuels management: an example from the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, USA

Season Tavg Tmin Tmax RHavg RHmin RHmax
Winter 0.94 0.92 0.87 0.78 0.79 0.63
Spring 0.96 0.90 0.96 0.81 0.88 0.55
Summer 0.90 0.78 0.96 0.65 0.87 0.42
Autumn 0.96 0.88 0.97 0.78 0.85 0.53