Wednesday, August 24, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z August 24, 2005

Northwest and North Central Canada/Alaska:
An area of dense smoke is moving ese-ward across the region extending from
127W to 102W and 69N to 55N. The smoke stretches from Dolphin and Union
Strait across Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northwest
Territories.  The smoke extends farther southward across northeast
British Columbia, northern/central Alberta and northwest Manitoba.
The source of this smoke is from the fires in Alaska and Yukon Territory.

A fire in Cleveland National Forest east of San Diego is producing a
thin line of smoke northward to about Riverside.  Latest estimate has
the fire at about 75 acres.
A fire north of Camp Pendleton is producing an area of thin smoke moving
north to about the San Gabriel Mountains.
A fire in the Santa Lucia Ranges is causing a thin area of smoke to move
northward within Monterrey County.
A fire in the Plumas National Forest northwest of Frenchman Lake is
producing a thick plume of smoke moving northeast into Nevada.

The Barrel fire burning in northwest Nevada is causing a thick area of
smoke moving east northeastward across extreme southeast Oregon to near
the Crooked Creek Ranges.

The Blossom Complex continues to burn with smoke moving across the
Siskiyou National Forest to the Pacific Coast.  The smoke then moves
south along the California coast to as far as Point Delgada in Northern



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.