Wednesday, August 3, 2005

THRU 1730Z August 03, 2005

An area of moderately thick smoke is seen over west central and northwest
Alaska over the Norton and Kotzebue Sounds and the Seward peninsula and
reaching as far east as about Ruby. Another area of smoke is associated
with fires near Stevens Village. This area is mainly between the Yukon
and the Brooks range and extends eastward to the Canadian border. The
smoke then thins as it reaches across northern Yukon and into the far
northwest Northwest Territories.

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.