Thursday, August 11, 2005

THRU 0200Z August 12, 2005

Numerous fires over southeast Washington and northern Idaho are producing
locally dense smoke in the Clearwater Mountains and near Elk Creek in
Idaho and  near Pomeroy Washington. The thinner smoke spreads as far
north as interstate 90 and as far south as the Boise National Forest in
Idaho. The smoke further thins out and reaches just west of Great Falls
and near the Little Belt Mountains in Montana.

Southwest Oregon/California/Pacific Ocean:
The Blossom Complex fire in Southwest Oregon is producing a dense area of
smoke reaching just east of Medford, Oregon and across the northwestern
California coast.  The smoke becomes very thins as it extends southward
across the California/Pacific coast to as far south as Half Moon Bay.

Alaska and northwest Canada:
The numerous fires in Alaska and Yukon Territory are producing a large
area of thick smoke. The most dense smoke is mainly between the Alaska
and Brooks Ranges and east of a McGrath/Allakaket line and extending
eastward into the northern half of the Yukon Territory and to near Great
Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. The southern
extend of the smoke reaches  the Columbia Mountains in British Columbia
and just west of Edmonton in Alberta.



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.