Wednesday, August 10, 2005

THRU 0100Z August 10, 2005

Northwest U.S.:
Dense smoke extends from southeastern Washington state into Idaho and
then into western Montana.  Much of the smoke is from the persistent
fire in Garfield County Washington, but fires in northern Idaho and
western Montana are also contributing smoke.  In addition there are
two small smoke plumes in Oregon; a fire in northwest Linn County is
producing light to moderate smoke that is moving eastward and a fire in
Coos County is producing moderate smoke that is moving to the southeast.

Alaska and western Canada:
Numerous fires in Alaska are producing a large area of moderate to thick
smoke that covers almost all of Alaska (except for the extreme northern
and southern part of the state), as well as most of the Yukon Territory
and a small part of northern British Columbia.


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.