Saturday August 12, 2006

THROUGH 0300Z August 13, 2006.

A fire in the Pukaskwa National Park just north of Lake Superior is
producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving northeast across
the area.

A large and growing fire in the Ocala National Forest in Marion County
is producing a very thick narrow plume of smoke moving east across the
northern part of the state.  Full coverage of the smoke plume is hard
to see due to cloud cover.
A fire on the border of Clay/Bradford county is emitting a moderately
dense of plume smoke moving east.
Multiple light smoke plumes can be seen moving across Lake Okeechobee
from fire in/around the lake.

A very large wildfire burning in the Boise National Forest and in the
counties of Gem, Payette, Boise and Valley is emitting a very thick
smoke plume.  The plume is moving southeast across central and into
southern Idaho.
In Valley county, two other medium size fires are burning in the central
portion producing very dense smoke plumes moving southeast across
central Idaho.
A fire in Idaho county and one on the border of Jerome/Lincoln counties
are emitting areas of moderately dense smoke moving east and southeast.
The overall smoke coverage from these fires listed above and other
smaller fires are covering a large portion of central/southern Idaho
and into western Montana.

The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington
State in the Okanogan National Forest producing a large area of very
dense smoke moving south.  Two fires in Franklin county are producing
areas of moderately dense smoke moving south.

A very large fire in Deschutes county is emitting an area of very thick
smoke across Lane and Douglas counties.  The smoke movement is both west
and south.  A fire in Lane county is producing an area of moderately
dense smoke moving west.

In Trinity county a large fire producing very thick smoke moving towards
the northwest is reaching the Pacific coastline.  The southern extent
of the smoke reaches Mendocino county.
A fire in Mendocino county is emitting an area of dense smoke that was
moving just west across the county earlier in the day, but is now also
moving east into Glenn county.
Multiple large fires burning in Tulare county are producing areas of
thick smoke with total coverage in the counties of Inyo, Fresno, Kern
and San Bernardino.
A smaller fire is burning in Tuolumine county and is emitting an area
of dense smoke moving northeast into Mono and Alpine counties.

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.