Saturday, August 13, 2005

THRU 0100Z August 14, 2005

Pacific Northwest/Inter-mountains West:
The large area of smoke seen across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
Montana last night in GOES 10 imagery has decreased significantly.
The School fire near Pomeroy, Washington is producing a thin area of
smoke moving ssw-ward to about the Blue Mountains in northeast Oregon.
The Blossom Creek fire in southwest Oregon is generating a thin area of
smoke stretching westward across Brandy Peak to the Pacific Coast.

Alaska and western Canada:
A large area of thick smoke stretches across central Alaska from
Kotzebue Sound southward to the Taylor Mountains and eastward into
the Yukon Territory near the Ogilvie Mountains.  The thick smoke then
moves southward along southwestern Yukon Territory to near the British
Columbia/Yukon border.  The thinner smoke reaches the Brooks Ranges in
northern Alaska and the Kilbuck/Talkeetna Mountains in southern Alaska.
Most of the Yukon Territory is covered by smoke except for the northern
tip and moves farther eastward to near the Mackenzie Mountains in the
Northwest Territories. The overall smoke coverage then moves southward
across most of British Columbia. The thin smoke in Alberta stretches
from the Birch Mountains to the U.S. border and in Saskatchewan from
Prince Albert National Park to Lake Diefenbaker.  The smoke does not
reach northern and eastern Saskatchewan.



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.