Friday, August 26, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z August 27, 2005

E Montana:
Convective dense smoke from a new fire in the Custer National Forest
just west of Sonnette, MT in Powder River county is 37km wide and extends
126 km ESE to the WY/MT boarder in central Carter county.

Idaho/Western Montana.
Numerous large fires, including the Granite, Red River, and Frank Church
Complexes over Central ID have produced moderately dense to convective
dense smoke over a large area of central ID and western MT.  Counties
highly affected in MT include: S Mineral, S Missoula, SW Powell, Granite,
Ravalli, the northern two-thirds of Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow
and W Madison.  In Idaho the counties include: All of Idaho, NE Valley,
N Lemhi, Clearwater. Two pockets of higher level thinner smoke from
yesterday's fires in SW OR can be seen affecting 1) the western portion
of the Snake River Valley in ID, including the city of Boise into the
southwestern portions of Boise National Forest and 2) N Idaho including
the counties of Nez Perce, Lewis, Latah, Benewah and W Clearwater.

Nevada/S Oregon:
Moderately dense smoke from a new fire near the Western extents of the
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in extreme N Washoe county about 10
mi south of the OR state line fans out about 38 km from NE to E and is
affecting NE Washoe, NW Humbolt counties in NV and extreme SE Lake and
S Harney counties in OR.

Multiple fires in the Willamette River valley from Eugene north to
Salem has produced a very dense area of smoke from just east of I-5 to
the spine of the Cascade Range nearly covering all of Linn, Marion and
Clackamas counties.

The Deer Creek fire and a fire to the NW in SE Coos and SW Douglas county
are producing dense smoke that is covering all of Douglas, Jackson and
Josephine and far E Coos counties.

Northern California:
Convective smoke from a new fire along the Shasta/Tehama county line
near Shingletown and Manton and just W of Lassen Peak is 29 km wide and
extends 79km NW to the Shasta/Modoc county line.



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.