Saturday, August 13, 2005

THRU 1600Z August 13, 2005

Northwest US:
In contrast to last night, most of Washington, Idaho,   and Oregon appear
smoke-free this morning.  There are, however, small, faint smoke areas
in southeastern Oregon and on the border of Washington and Idaho.  Also,
in southwest Oregon, the Blossom Complex fire is currently producing
only a small narrow smoke plume that extends toward the southwest and
reaches the coast.

Alaska and western Canada:
The large area of dense smoke continues to cover most of Alaska with just
the southernmost part of the state relatively smoke-free.  The smoke
continues into the Yukon Territories (and possibly further east but
cloud cover prevents observation of the Great Bear Lake area).
The dense smoke is also moving southward and has already reached central
British Columbia and 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.