Friday, August 26, 2005

THROUGH 1600Z August 26, 2005

Northern and Central Canada:
Thin smoke remaining from Alaskan fires can be seen in non-cloudy parts
of the Northwest Territories. There is  a swath of smoke from near the
border with the northern Yukon Territory that extends southeastward across
Great Bear Lake, then just north of Great Slave Lake and finally reaches
slightly north of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border.    Whether smoke
extends into Saskatchewan and Manitoba cannot be determined due to clouds.

Pacific Northwestern U.S.:
An area of thin to moderate smoke from Oregon's fires cover southeastern
Oregon and southwestern Idaho and extreme northern Nevada.  This smoke
is moving toward the east or northeast.  An area of moderate smoke is
seen over northern Oregon, southern Washington and central Idaho and
this smoke is moving eastward.  Small smoke plumes of moderate density
can be seen in southwestern Oregon and southern Elko County, Nevada and
Fallon and Prairie Counties, 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.