Tuesday, September 20, 2005

THROUGH 0130Z September 21, 2005

Numerous fires in Benewah and Kootenai counties are producing dense
smoke moving northeast into southeast Bonner and north Shoshone counties
in Idaho.  The smoke moves farther northeast into south Lincoln, north
Sanders and to west Flathead counties in western Montana.  The area of
smoke is estimated at 50 nm wide.
A fire in Idaho county Idaho is producing a moderate smoke plume that
is moving east northeast into west Ravalli county Montana.
A couple of fires in northeast Lincoln county Montana are producing thin
smoke plumes moving east northeast into northwest Flathead county.

A fire in east Sublette county is producing a 10 nm wide thin smoke
plume moving eastward into west Fremont county.
A fire in Sweetwater county is producing a 15 nm wide thin smoke plume
moving eastward across the county.
A fire in North Platte county is producing a 12 nm wide thin smoke plume
moving eastward into north Goshen county.

Texas/Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama/Gulf of Mexico
An area of thin smoke mixed in with haze stretches across the southern
portion of southeast Texas, south Louisiana and Mississippi and southwest
Alabama and into the Gulf of Mexico.  The smoke is most likely associated
with the numerous fires that have been burning across the Mississippi
and Tennessee Valley and southeastern US.

North Dakota:
Numerous fires in northern and central North Dakota are producing small
thin plumes moving northward across the state.



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.