Monday, July 31, 2006

THROUGH 0220Z August 1, 2006.

The large wildfires in northern California located in the Klamath/Six
Rivers/Trinity National Forest's continue to burn this evening producing
very dense plumes of smoke that are not moving far from the fires. Some
of the smoke from these fires has managed to move north northeast
into Oregon, but the densest portions seem to be staying very local to
the fires.
Several fires in western Oregon, specifically in Deschutes county, are
also producing dense to very dense plumes of smoke that are moving east
to southeast across the rest of Oregon.

The wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest of northern Washington
State continues to produce very dense smoke that is mainly staying local
to the fire, but some light smoke from the fire has managed to move east
across northern Idaho and into Montana.
Fires in Glacier and Ravalli counties of Montana are producing moderately
dense to dense plumes of smoke that are combining to cover most of
central Montana.
Smoke from these fires has also moved slightly north into southern
British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The wildfires burning within the Nebraskan panhandle were producing very
dense smoke this afternoon, but cloud cover has limited visibility on
these fires late into the evening.

Fires on the border of Humboldt and Elko counties are producing moderately
dense smoke that is moving northeast into southern Idaho.

Yukon Territory:
The wildfires in southeast Yukon Territory continue to burn through the
evening producing a dense plume of smoke that was originally fanning out
to the north, but is now moving directly to the northeast.  There is
also a smaller fire in northern Yukon Territory that is producing a
moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving to the northwest.



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.