Saturday, August 7, 2005

THRU 1600Z August 07, 2005

U.S. Northwest and northern Plain States:
A fire in southeastern Washington (near the border of Columbia and
Garfield Counties) is producing a very large plume of dense smoke.
The plume extends through Idaho, then widens covering much of Montana
and continues into western and central North Dakota before becoming
fainter as it reaches into South Dakota.

British Columbia:
The extreme southeastern part of British Columbia has thin eastward-moving
smoke that is presumably a remnant of last nights fires.  The smoke has
almost moved into Alberta.

Several fires north and northwest of Lake Superior are producing fairly
dense smoke plumes that extend toward the south, in some cases reaching
Lake Superior.

Alaska and northwestern Canada:
Dense smoke covers central Alaska, the northern Yukon
and the westernmost part of the Northwest Territories.  The smoke might
extend to other parts of Alaska and northwest Canada but cloud cover is
hindering smoke detection.


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.