Tuesday, September 6, 2005

THROUGH 0200Z September 6, 2005

Numerous fires burning over southeast and central Idaho and northwest
Montana are producing areas of thick smoke. The smoke is mixing with
extensive clouds across the region. The smoke from the central Idaho fires
extends to the east-northeast into western Montana to near White Sulphur
Springs. Two fires in southeast Idaho near Pocatello and Blackfoot are
producing plumes of moderately dense smoke extending to the northeast
extending into northwest Wyoming, mainly south of Yellowstone National

Northern Plains/Southern Canada:
An area of smoke from the fires in Idaho from last evening is seen from
western North Dakota into extreme southeast Saskatchewan and into central
Lake Winnipeg. This area is drifting to the east northeast.

A moderately dense smoke plume from a fire in Sequoia National Forest
extends to the east into northern Inyo county and just reaches the Nevada
border. A smoke plume from a fire in eastern Tulare county in the Inyo
National Forest extends east into central Inyo county. A fire near Poway
in San Diego county is producing a smoke plume extending east and reaching
to the Salton Sea.



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.