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Granite Pass Complex

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES RED FLAG WARNING

Granite Pass Complex Wildfire
Announcements – 8/5/2021

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT 121 PM MDT WED AUG 4 2021

IDZ102-103-060600- /O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0012.210805T1500Z-210806T0600Z/ PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE- 1221 PM PDT WED AUG 4 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY...

· AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 102 (PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON). FIRE ZONE 103   (CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE). 

· IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW   WINDS ALONG WITH NEW FIRE STARTS ARE POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY FOR   AREAS THAT DID NOT SEE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW    DAYS. 

· THUNDERSTORMS: A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WILL DEVELOP IN THE   MORNING, WITH SEVERAL WAVES OF STORMS POSSIBLE INTO THURSDAY    EVENING.

· OUTFLOW WINDS: WIDESPREAD OUTFLOW WINDS OF 25-40 MPH ARE   ANTICIPATED. STRONGER STORMS COULD PRODUCE WINDS UP TO 50 MPH. 

MTZ106-108>111-060600- /O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0012.210805T1800Z-210806T0600Z/ WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-BITTERROOT-DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD- EAST BEAVERHEAD- 121 PM MDT WED AUG 4 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT...

· AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 106 (WEST LOLO). FIRE ZONE 108 (EAST    LOLO). FIRE ZONE 109 (BITTERROOT). FIRE ZONE 110    (DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD). FIRE ZONE 111 (EAST BEAVERHEAD). 

· IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW   WINDS ALONG WITH NEW FIRE STARTS ARE POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY FOR   AREAS THAT DID NOT SEE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW    DAYS. 

· THUNDERSTORMS: A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WILL DEVELOP IN THE   EARLY AFTERNOON, WITH SEVERAL WAVES OF STORMS POSSIBLE INTO    THURSDAY EVENING.

· OUTFLOW WINDS: WIDESPREAD OUTFLOW WINDS OF 25-40 MPH ARE   ANTICIPATED. STRONGER STORMS COULD PRODUCE WINDS OVER 50 MPH.