Wednesday, August 3, 2005

THRU 1500Z August 03, 2005

Pacific Northwest:
A thin ribbon of smoke is seen stretching across southern Washington
from south of the Olympic Mountains eastward along and just north of the
Oregon border into northern Idaho and northwest Montana near Missoula. A
thin area of smoke is also seen over eastern Vancouver Island. The smoke
originated from the fires in Alaska.

A fire near Sitkum in Coos county in southwest Oregon is producing a
narrow smoke plume that extends southwestward off the coast into the
Pacific where it turns to the south. It then runs about 150 km off the
California coast to west of Mendocino county.

A thin wisp of smoke moving to the northeast is seen just northeast of
Lake Winnipeg which originated from the fires in Alaska.

Northwest Canada:
An area of moderately thick smoke from several fires burning in the
western Northwest Territories near Wrigley is seen extending to the
southeast of the fires and reaching into northwest Alberta. The area of
smoke is about 175 km wide and is moving quickly to the southeast.



Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.