Tuesday, September 13, 2005

THROUGH 1600Z September 13, 2005

Pacific Northwest:
Areas of thin to moderate smoke are over the eastern Strait of Juan
de Fuca, Strait of Georgia and extreme northwest Washington/southwest
British Columbia from a fire that was burning near White Rock. The smoke
was either stationary or slowly moving to the east.

A fire near Detroit Lake along the eastern Linn/Marion county border
is producing a thin plume of smoke that is drifting to the southwest to
near Sweet Home.

Eastern US:
A broad area of smoke, likely mixed with haze, is seen stretching from
western Georgia and Alabama northward along and west of the spine of
the Appalachians over western Tennessee and Kentucky into the eastern
Great Lakes and southern Ontario/Quebec. The smoke/haze is thickest
over Georgia and Alabama. An area of thin smoke is seen extending to
the southeast off the New England and Long Island coasts. The source of
the smoke is a combination of the fires in Idaho/Montana and numerous
agricultural/control burns over the lower Mississippi Valley over the
past several days.



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.