Sunday, August 14, 2005

THRU 1600Z August 14, 2005

Southwest Oregon:
The Blossom Complex fire is producing a narrow line of dense smoke
moving wsw-ward across the Siskiyon National Forest to the Pacific coast.
Once it reaches the coast cloud cover obscures any further coverage.

Minnesota/North Dakota/Ontario/Manitoba.
An area of thin smoke is moving ese-ward across the region and most
likely can be contributed to the numerous fires in Alaska and the Yukon
Territory.  The northern edge of the smoke stretches from just north of
Whitemouth Lake in southeastern Manitoba to Pickle Lake  in southwestern
Ontario. The southern edge of the smoke stretches from the Sheyenne
National Grassland in southeastern North Dakota to Savannah State Forest
in north central Minnesota. The eastern border of the smoke ranges from
Lake Nipigon southward to the far western edges of Lake Superior.

Alaska and western Canada:
A large area of thick smoke stretches across central Alaska from Kotzebue
Sound across the Norton Sound southward to Bristol Bay and eastward into
the Yukon Territory to about the Wernecke Mountains.  The thick smoke
then moves southward along southwestern Yukon Territory into Northwest
British Columbia to near the Skeena Mountains.  The thinner smoke covers
the rest of Alaska and the Yukon Territory but becomes very difficult
to see across the western Northwest Territories due to cloud cover. The
overall smoke coverage then moves southward across central/southern
British Columbia with the northwest sections covered by the thicker smoke.

North Dakota:
An area of dense smoke stretches across southern Alberta eastward into
southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba  ranging from Edmonton eastward
to Lake Manitoba.  The smoke then moves ese-ward into the northern
U.S. with the western edge near Moses Lake in eastern Washington and
across northern Idaho and Montana and Northeastern North Dakota with
the eastern edge near Minot.



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.