Friday August 5, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 6, 2006.

Washington/N Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/Minnesota:
Dense smoke from today and yesterday from the Tripod Complex north and NE
of Twisp, WA along the Okanogan Range has spread across the northern tier
of states from the fires across Montana, North Dakota and into northwest
Minnesota. The smoke is very dense over northeast Washington and then
thins further east. Additional fires over northwest Montana and northern
Idaho are also contributing, with locally dense areas of smoke. The
largest plume is associated with a fire in Glacier National PArk.

NW California/Oregon:
Dense smoke from the large fire complexes across NW California including:
the Hunter, Happy Camp, Bar, Kingsley, and Orleans fires, is moving to
the west this evening out into the Pacific. Remnant smoke over southwest
Oregon is mainly thin.

A fire has rapidly developed in northeast Kern county east of Bakersfield
and produced a dense plume of smoke that has moved north reaching to
northern Inyo county.

A fire along the Utah/Idaho border north of the Great Salt Lake has
produced a moderately dense smoke plume that is drifting to the south
into northern portions of the lake.

South Dakota:
A large fire in southeast Meade county south of White Owl has produced
a moderately dense plume that is mainly moving south into northwest

Northwest Territories:
Moderately dense to locally dense smoke from fires along the southern
and western shores of Great Bear Lake and also along the north shore of
Great Slave Lake northwest of Yellowknife is mainly moving to the north.



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.