Tuesday August 8, 2006

THROUGH 1615Z August 8, 2006.

Northwest Territories/Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
Multiple fires burning in/around Great Bear Lake are producing a large
area of thick smoke moving north across the lake and throughout the
western/central sections of the Northwest Territories.  Smoke from these
fire during the past few days has pushed eastward across the Territory
(moderately dense smoke) and then southward into the northern sections
of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (thin smoke).

Washington/Southern Canada/Northern U.S.:
The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod
Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington.
Cloud cover today is making it difficult to see the full extent of
the smoke, but thick smoke can be seen moving north from the fire into
southern British Columbia.  But, the overall smoke from this fire burning
during the last few days can be seen stretching from southeast British
Columbia into southern/central sections of Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba
(northern boundary to 55N) to southern Ontario and southeastward into
Minnesota/Wisconsin and the western parts of Michigan.  Across the
U.S. the  southern boundary smoke stretches from northern Montana into
North/South Dakota and northern Iowa.

A fire in Box Elder county Utah (just northwest/bordering Great Salt
Lake) is emitting a narrow plume of moderately dense smoke north to the
southern Idaho border.

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.