Wednesday August 2, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 3, 2006.

The Tripod Complex in the Okanogan National Forest northeast of Twisp,
WA continues to produce dense smoke across the burn area and extending
mainly to the east into northeast Washington. A fire in north central
Chelan county is producing a narrow plume of smoke that is drifting east
and southeast within the county. Fires in Columbia and Franklin counties
in southeast Washington produced moderately dense plumes that extended
to the northeast into east central Washington.

A broad area of what is believed to be thin to moderately dense
smoke moved in off the Pacific and covered the northern two thirds of
Washington, Vancouver Island and southern British Columbia. The source
is not readily known but it is quite possibly remnant smoke from the
massive Russian fires that have been burning for weeks.

The long burning fire in western Deschutes county continues to produce
a plume that extends to the south and east, covering most of the county
and reaching into western Crook. A fire along the Crook/Wheeler border in
the Ochoco National forest is producing a moderately dense smoke plume
that fans out to the northeast and southeast reaching into southern
Morrow and western Grant. A cluster of fires along the western Linn and
Marion border has produced a thin plume of smoke that drifted to the
south. Residual smoke from the fires in northern California has crept
into southwest Oregon.

Dense smoke covers much of northwest California from Glenn and northern
Mendocino counties northward to the Oregon border. With light winds the
smoke is showing only slow movement, mainly to the west. An area of thin
smoke, surrounds this dense area and extends out into the Pacific and
down the coast to the San Francisco Bay area and reaches east into the
Sacramento Valley. A fire in east central Tuolumne county is producing a
moderately dense plume extending to the east into northern Mono. Another
blaze in the Sierras in eastern Tulare county is producing a moderately
dense plume extending to the north less than 50 km.

Idaho/Montana/southern Alberta/southern Saskatchewan:
Several fires in central and northern Idaho are producing narrow, thin to
locally moderately dense smoke plumes that extend to the northeast. The
fires are in Custer, Valley, Latah and Clark counties. Fires in Glacier
National PArk in Glacier county and in the Bitterroot National Forest in
northwest Rivalli county are producing moderately dense plumes extending
to the east. A broad area of residual smoke from yesterday's fires
in the Northwest was seen drifting eastward across northern Montana,
southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan.

A fire in northern Atoka county near the Pittsburg county border was
producing a moderately dense to locally dense plume of smoke that was
lifting north and reaching into southern Muskogee.

Louisiana/southern Arkansas:
Several fires were noted producing narrow, thin smoke plumes over the
region. All of the plumes were moving to the northeast.

Florida and the northern Gulf of Mexico:
A fire over southwest Collier county produced a moderately dense plume
that extended to the west and moved out over the Gulf. A fire over
eastern Marion county produced a moderately dense plume that moved to
the east across northern Volusia.

A broad area of Saharan dust still lingers across northern Florida and
the northern Gulf of Mexico reaching all the way to the uper Texas coast
near Galveston.

Virginia and the mid Atlantic coast:
A fire in northeast Southampton county produced a moderately dense plume
that moved to the east into the Atlantic. A fire in western Amelia county
produced a thin plume of smoke that extended to the east southeast across
the length of the county.

A large area is seen emerging from the mid Atlantic coast from New Jersey
south to North Carolina and extending out into the Atlantic Ocean. It
is felt that this area is a mix of haze and some residual smoke, but
that the predominant constituent is haze.

A fire in east central Manitoba east of Lake Winnipeg is producing a
moderately dense to locally dense plume that extends east into western



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.