Sunday August 6, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z August , 2006.

The Tripod Complex fire north and NE of Twisp, WA along the Okanogan
Range continues to output a large area of thick smoke moving east NE into
British Columbia.  A smaller fire to the southwest of the Tripod Complex
near Lake Chelan National Rec. Area and the town of Lucerne is continuing
to grow with a long narrow plume of smoke moving towards the east.

Northern California:
The Orleans Complex, Happy Camp, Panther and Uncles Complex continue
to burn producing areas of moderately dense smoke.  Although the
full extent of the smoke is very difficult to see due to cloud cover.
The Kingsley Complex fire to the south of the above mentioned fires is
producing an area of moderately dense smoke moving west, but once again
the full extent of the smoke is difficult to see.  The Hunter Complex is
producing an area of thick smoke moving to the west towards the coastline.

The Red Eagle fire located in northwest Montana is producing an area of
dense smoke moving towards the north NE into Albertaf

The Stone 2 Fire on the border of Utah north of Great Salt Lake continues
to grow and is emitting an area of dense smoke towards the northeast
across the southeastern region of Idaho

The above mentioned fires continue to contribute to the overall smoke
coverage that stretches from northern California, Pacific Northwest
and southwestern Canada east across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies,
and thins out once reaching the Northern and Central Plain and the Upper
Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Region.

Southern California:
Small fires burning across Kern and Tulare counties near Bakersfield
are producing narrow plumes of thin smoke moving north across the region.

Canada/Northwest Territories:
Their are multiple fires burning in/around Great Bear and Great
Slave Lakes.  The largest fires are located southwest and southeast of
Great Bear Lake and are producing areas of thick smoke moving north.
A growing fire on the eastern side of Great Slave Lake is emitting an
area of moderately dense smoke moving north.  A small fire producing thin
smoke is burning on the northwest side of Great Slave Lake.  Overall the
smoke covers a large portion of western Northwest Territories.

J Kibler


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.