Friday, July 28, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z July 29, 2006.

Northwest U.S./ Northern Plains :
Fires in Siskiyou county in Northern California are producing dense
plumes of smoke that are moving towards the northeast and reach into
central Oregon. Fires in northern Deschutes and southern Wheeler counties,
Oregon, are producing moderately dense and locally very dense plumes of
smoke that are moving towards the northeast and extend into southeast
Washington. Large wildfires in Okanogan and Chelan counties in Washington
were producing large dense plumes of smoke that moved northeastward
into British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  A massive wildfire in Park
county of northwestern Wyoming is producing a large  area of dense
smoke that is moving east-northeast along the border between Wyoming and
Montana and reaches the South Dakota border.  Several wild fires near
the border between Wyoming and Nebraska are producing dense plumes of
smoke. The lower level smoke is moving to the north while the higher
level smoke extends to the east along the South Dakota and Nebraska
border. Residual smoke from these fires in Wyoming and Nebraska from
yesterday and overnight are continuing to move east and reaching Lake
Michigan through the Northern Plains. Several massive wildfires in
western Elko county of Northern Nevada are producing very dense plumes
of smoke that are moving northeast across the border between Nevada and
Idaho and reaching Butte county in northeast Idaho. Residual smoke from
these fires from last evening is still moderately dense to locally dense
over southwest Wyoming and northeast Utah.  Additional fires in western
Montana in Glacier National Park and Ravalli county are producing narrow
plumes of moderately dense smoke that are extending to the northeast
into southeast Alberta and northwest Montana respectively.

Central Canada:
Numerous fires just south of Lake Athabasca continue to produce dense
smoke that is moving southeast to Reindeer Lake. The thin residue from
yesterday's burning is still moving southeast and is now over central
and northern Lake Winnipeg.

The fire in Yukon-Koyukuk County of northeastern Alaska is still
burning and is producing a moderately dense smoke plume, which is moving
north. The residual smoke from the fire is thin and covers a large area
in the northeastern corner of Alaska.



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.