Latest Fire Update

Looks like upper level wind won’t be out of the east today, but still very dry up on the mountain; here’s the latest fire update from

The big story is a huge closure area yesterday evening which means lots of campgrounds (including the large Lost Lake Campground) were evacuated.  Most of the entire north & northwest side of the MH National Forest within 1-10 miles of the summit  is not open to entry now.

The map says it’s about 4,000 acres now and the western edge is just about 2 miles east of Lolo Pass.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

103 Responses to Latest Fire Update

  1. bgb41 says:

    ‎00Z GFS – VERY IMPRESSIVE RUN!! 8 days over 90.. This would tie the record number of days for September over 90 set in 1974.

  2. bgb41 says:

    9/5/2011 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:99 at MERLIN SEED ORCH(1064 ft)
    Low: 67 at RSF-QUICK DEPLOY(3048 ft)

    High:51 at YACHTS Yachats(74 ft)
    Low: 32 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 52 degrees
    HEREFORD (88/36 ) (3599 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.07″ at COLGATE(3231ft)

  3. Kyle says:

    Bartender! Gimme a thick n deep low from the GOA please? *slams change on the counter*

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