Tuesday, September 6, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z September 7, 2005

Numerous fires burning over southeast and central Idaho and western
Montana are producing areas of very thick smoke. The smoke from these
fires extends to the northeast into western Montana to near Holter Dam
which is just north of Helena and southwest of Great Falls. Two fires
in southeast Idaho just east of Rexburg and near Blackfoot are producing
plumes of moderately dense smoke extending to the northeast into northwest
Wyoming, across Yellowstone National Park.

A moderately dense smoke plume from a fire in Sequoia National Forest
near Hume extends to the northeast into northern Inyo county. A dense
smoke plume from a fire in the Cleveland National Forest in central
San Diego county extends north into west Riverside County and southeast
San Bernardino County. A fire in Mariposa County is producing a smoke
plume extending north into Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.  A fire in
Sutter county is producing a thin smoke plume that is moving north into
western Butte, eastern Glenn and southern Tehama counties.  There is also
a fire in Glenn county with a thin smoke plume extending into Butte and
Tehama counties.

A fire in Yuma county is producing a thin smoke plume that is moving
northeast into Maricopa county.



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.