Monday, August 22, 2005

THROUGH 1600Z August 22, 2005

North Central Canada/Alaska/Western Canada:
A thin area of smoke can be seen over central Canada from west to east
stretching from extreme southeastern Northwest Territories and across
the Hudson Bay. The southern border of this smoke ranges from East of
Lake Winnipeg to northwestern Quebec. Clouds across central/southern
Quebec is blocking the view of smoke ranging farther southward.

A large area of mixed cloud/smoke is seen across Alaska, Yukon and
Northwest Territories and British Columbia.  The cloud cover across
this regions is hampering detection and this makes it difficult to
verify smoke.

Numerous fires in the Bitterroot's of northern Idaho are producing an area
of thin smoke ranging from about 112w/106w and 51N/47N.  The area covered
is Lake Newell in Alberta to The Coteau in Saskatchewan.  The southern
border ranges from Hauser Lake in west central Montana to Fort Peck Lake
in northeastern Montana.



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.