Monday, August 22, 2005

THROUGH 0230Z August 22, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern and northcentral Canada:
Cloud cover continues to hamper smoke detection. However, a large area
of thick smoke is seen extending east from the fires across east central
and northeast Alaska into northern Yukon Territory and the northwest
Northwest Territories, cutting across Great Bear Lake and then reaching
the Arctic Coast near Voctoria Island. An area of smoke is also seen in
the northern Gulf of Alaska from east of the Kenai peninsula and wrapping
back to the southwest to the south of Kodiak Island. Another area of
smoke was seen well to the south between about 140-150W and 45-55N.

A thin area of smoke was seen over central Canada stretching from east
to west across central Hudson Bay. This area also drops south and covers
much of northern Manitoba and then reaching to east of Lake Winnipeg.

Pacific Northwest:
Moderately dense smoke is associated with a fire in southwest Oregon
near the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area. The smoke has fanned out to north
and south of the fire and has reached to the California border.

Numerous fires in the Bitterroots of northern Idaho are producing an
area of dense smoke in the local vicinity and somewhat thinner smoke
extending into western Montana.

A fire in southern Lake county has spread a smoke plume to the
northeast. Smoke from the Sequoia/Kings Canyon blaze is spreading to
the west into the central valley.



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.