Thursday August 10, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 11, 2006.

Washington/Montana/south of western Canada/:
The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod
Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington and
thick smoke can be seen moving north from the fire into southern British
Columbia. The fire in western Glacier county of Montana started burning
this afternoon and produced a thin to moderately dense plume of smoke
that is moving northeast to southern Alberta province of Canada.

Oregon/Idaho/Wyoming/southwestern Montana/Utah/California:
A fire in Hood River county of Oregon is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke, that is moving mainly northeast across the
northwestern corner of Wasco county in Oregon to Klickitat county of
Washington. Another fire along the border of Deschutes and Lane counties
in Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that has fanned
out to  the east and covered central Jefferson, northwestern Crook,
and northern Deschutes counties. Three fires in  central Valley, and
northwestern Custer and along the border of Custer and Valley counties
of Idaho are producing dense plumes of smoke that are moving northeast
and extending to Missoula, Ravalili, Deer Lodge, and Beaverhead in
southwestern Montana. Three fires in Converse, Park and Teton counties
of Wyoming are burning and producing moderately dense to locally very
dense plumes of smoke that are either fanning out to the east or moving to
northeast. The smoke from these fires influences Park, Big Horn, Washakie,
Hot Springs, Fermont, Platte, Goshen, and Niobrara counties in Wyoming,
and Sioux county in western Nebraska.  Three fires along the intersection
area of Trinity, Siskiyou, and Humboldt counties in norther California
are producing moderately dense to locally dense plumes of smoke that has
moved northeast and covered most counties in norther California. Two
Fires in eastern  Tulare county of southern California are producing
moderately dense plumes of smoke that are mainly moving northeast.

Four fires in western Massau, eastern Marion southern Citrus and
southeastern Collier  counties of Florida are producing moderately
dense plumes of smoke. The smoke plumes from the first three fires are
swriling around, but that from the last fire is moving northeast. The
smoke plumes influences portion of the counties including Massau, Duval,
Marion, Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Citrus, Hernando, Collier, and Broward
counties in Florida.



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.