Wednesday, September 28, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z September 29, 2005

Pacific Northwest:
Numerous fires were burning across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington and
Oregon.  A thick plume was moving east northeast from a blaze in Flathead
County Montana.  Thin smoke plumes were moving east and northeast from
fires in Lake, Lincoln, Boundary, Shoshone, Latah and Mineral counties in
Idaha as well as Whitman county Washington.  Thick smoke emanating from
a fire in Custer Idaho extended 41 nmi to the east.  A thick plume from
a blaze in Natrona County Wyoming stretched for 30 km to the southeast.

California and Arizona:
Thick smoke was moving west from a fire in Lassen County California.
Two fires were active in Siskiyou County California.  One near the border
with Oregon was generating smoke which was fanning out in all directions
while a second to the west had smoke extending west to the coast.
Thick smoke from a blaze in LA/Ventura Counties generated a thick smoke
plume that stretched 83 nmi to the west.  Thin plumes emanating from
fires in Riverside and San Diego counties stretched 50 nmi and 110 nmi,
respectively, to the west.  A large blaze in Gila County Arizona has
resulted in a thick plume of smoke that extended 156 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.