Wednesday, August 10, 2005

THRU 1700Z August 10, 2005

South Dakota/Minnesota:
An area of thin smoke covers most of northern South Dakota and into the
southern third of Minnesota. This smoke originated from the fires in
southeast Washington.

Southwest Ontario:
Two fires west of Lake Nipigon to the north of Lake Superior are producing
plumes of smoke that extend to the southeast toward the northern shore
of Lake Superior.

A fire over southeast Washington near Pomeroy continues to produce smoke
that is being carried to the east across northern Idaho and into western
Montana to near Helena.

Alaska and western Canada:
Numerous fires in Alaska are producing a large area of moderate to thick
smoke that covers the northwest quadrant of the state and extends east
along the Yukon valley. More fires in east central Alaska broaden the
areal coverage as the smoke moves into the northern Yukon Territory and
across the border into the Northwest Territories.



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.