Wednesday August 31, 2005

THROUGH 0115Z September 1, 2005

Oregon, Idaho and Montana:
Numerous fires in central Idaho were producing thick plumes of smoke
that extended eastward into southwest Montana.  Source regions for this
smoke included Hells  Canyon, the Bitterroots and Clearwater Mountains.
A blaze in Montana along the Sanders/Mineral County line has resulted
in a plume that stretched approximately 60 nmi to the east. A fire in
Baker County Oregon generated two narrow plumes that moved towards the
east and the south.

Utah and Colorado:
A large fire broke out around 2100Z along the Utah Colorado border in the
vicinity of Dinosaur National Monument.  Thick plumes of smoke extended
15 nmi to the west and 40 nmi to the east of the fire at 0115Z. Another
blaze was active in Utah's Fishlake National Forest.

A fire in Churchill County produced a plume that extended 40 nmi to
the northeast.


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.