Sunday August 13, 2006

THROUGH 1700Z August 13, 2006.

A large fire on the border of Teton/Fremont county is producing an area
of moderately dense smoke moving mostly westerly.  A small area of thin
smoke is moving towards the south into Sublette county and east back
into Fremont county from this fire.

A very large wildfire burning in the Boise National Forest and in the
counties of Gem, Payette, Boise and Valley continues to produce a large
area of thick smoke.  The plume is moving southeast across central and
into southern Idaho.  The western edge of the smoke is fanning out and
beginning to reach near the border of Washington State.

The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington State
in the Okanogan National Forest.  The fire is emitting a large area of
thick smoke moving northwest into southern British Columbia and across a
large portion of eastern Washington. This fire has been burning for weeks.

A very large fire in Deschutes county is continuing to burn, but smoke is
difficult to see in morning GOES-11 imagery.  A thin area of smoke/haze
is covering most of the state and is likely from fires in Idaho, the
Tripod/Complex in Washington and the numerous fire burning in northern

The fire in northwest Trinity county and also located in the Trinity
National Forest continued to burn overnight and throughout this morning
outputting a large area of thick smoke.  The smoke is moving west
northwest into Humboldt, Del Norte and Siskiyou counties and reaching
into southwestern Oregon and the Pacific Ocean.

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.