Tuesday August 8, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z August 9, 2006.

Northwest Territories/Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
Numerous fires burning in/around Great Bear Lake are producing a large
area of thick smoke moving north across the lake towards the North
Arctic Circle.

Washington/Southern Canada/the western Great Lake States:
The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod
Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington.
Although cloud cover today is making it difficult to see the full
extent of the smoke, thick smoke can be seen moving north from the
fire into southern British Columbia.  Furthermore, 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 to southern Ontario and southeastward into
Minnesota/Wisconsin and portion of Michigan.

This evening a vertical series of fires from western central Marion to
southwestern Linn counties of Oregon start to burn and produce a large
area of moderately dense smoke, that is moving mainly eastward. The
smoke covers almost all of the two counties above. Three fires in Idaho,
Valley, and Custer counties of Idaho are producing thin to moderately
dense plumes of smoke that are moving north. A fire in Box Elder county
Utah (just northwest/bordering Great Salt Lake) is emitting a moderately
dense plume of smoke north across the southeastern Idaho corner to the
central of border between Idaho and Wyoming. A fire in Tuolumne county
and two fires in Tulare County in California are producing thin to
moderately dense plumes of smoke moving northeast.

Texas and Florida:
Two fires in Mills and along the border between Menard and Concho counties
in Texas are producing puffs of moderately dense smoke that are mainly
moving north. A fire along the boundary between Marion and Lake counties
of Florida is producing a large area plume of smoke moving eastward to
Gulf Mexico.



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.