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.