Tuesday, August 23, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z August 23, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern and North Central Canada:
An area of dense smoke from northwest to southeast stretches from the
Beaufort Sea southward across the Mackenzie Mountains and Great Bear
Lake/Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories.  The smoke then
moves into northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to as far south
as Reindeer Lake.  The smoke begins to thin out as it spreads eastward
across northeastern Manitoba into northwestern Hudson Bay.  This smoke is
associated with the numerous fires across Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

A fire in Franklin county Washington is producing an area of thin smoke
moving southeast across the county.
A fire in the Siskiyo National Forest in southwestern Oregon near the town
of Agnes's is producing an area of thin smoke moving southwesterly across
Saddle Mountain into the Pacific Ocean.  The smoke stretches southward
along the California/Pacific coast to just east of Redwood National Park.
A fire east of Fresno, California burning in the Sequoia National Forest
is producing an area of thin smoke moving eastward across the Kings
Canyon National Park and westward across the San Joaquin Valley.

The Barrel fire burning in northwest Nevada is producing a thick area
of smoke moving east northeastward across  extreme southeast Oregon to
near the Idaho border.

Minnesota/North Dakota/Manitoba:
Numerous fire across northern Minnesota, northeastern North Dakota and
southeastern Manitoba are producing small smoke plumes moving north
northwestward to near the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg.


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.