Saturday July 29, 2006

THROUGH 1530Z July 29, 2006

Northwest US:

Fires in the Smith River Natl. Rec. Area are producing a light plume of
smoke that moves northeast and joins smoke from fires in central Oregon
that then continue over the southeastern corner of Washington to northern
Idaho. Fainter smoke from the California fires extends across eastern
Oregon and over the panhandle of Idaho. Moderately dense smoke from large
fires in north central Washington is moving north into eastern British
Columbia. A faint area of smoke over southwestern to central Montana
is a remnant from fires both from north central Nevada and western
Montanan. Another faint and remnant area of smoke covers the area of
northeastern Utah southwestern Wyoming and the extreme northwestern
corner of Colorado. The thickest smoke in the US is from several fires
in the grasslands of extreme northwest Nebraska that then moves north
to cover most of South Dakota and the southern counties of North Dakota.


A detached dissipating faint area of smoke extends from southern Lake
Winnipeg Manitoba east to Thunder Bay Ontario. A moderately dense area
of smoke extends from the fires south of Lake Athabasca Saskatchewan
east across Reindeer Lake to the area north of Lake Winnipeg.


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.