Saturday, July 29, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z July 30, 2006.

Northwest U.S./Northern Plains:
Fires throughout the northwest United States are producing plumes of
smoke ranging from moderately dense to very dense that are combining to
form one massive area of smoke that extends from central California,
up into southern Alberta/Saskatchewan and reaching as far east as the
Great Lakes region.
In California the majority of these massive wildfires are found throughout
the Klamath/Six Rivers/Trinity National Forest's along California's west
coast. This is where the densest smoke can be located. The plumes being
produced by these fires are moving northeast into Oregon and Idaho.
In Elko county of northeast Nevada wildfires are in or near Humboldt
National Forest and producing dense smoke that is moving north to
northeast through Idaho.
A large wildfire in Deschutes county of central Oregon is also
contributing to the massive area of smoke across the northwest U.S. It
is producing a large amount of very dense smoke that is moving northeast
with the most dense smoke reaching eastern Washington/western Idaho and
lighter smoke reaching as far as British Columbia.
In Custer county of central Idaho a fire in the Challis National Forest
is producing dense smoke that is extending to the northeast up through
Several large wildfires in eastern Wyoming and in the grasslands of
northwest Nebraska are producing very dense smoke that is fanning out
to both the northwest and northeast.

The wildfires in Okanogan National Forest of north-central Washington
State are producing plumes of very dense smoke that are extending to
the northeast, reaching as far as central Alberta.

The fires located near Lake Athabasca of northwest Saskatchewan continue
to produce very dense smoke throughout the evening.  The enormous cloud
of dense smoke is moving southeast through central Saskatchewan, Manitoba
and into western Ontario.



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.