Sunday August 13, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 14, 2006.

A large fire on the border of Teton/Fremont county in the Bridger-Teton
National Forest is producing an area of very dense smoke moving east
into the counties of Hot Springs, Big Horn and Park.  A smaller fire
in the county of Sublette and also in the Bridger-Teton National Forest
is emitting an area of moderately dense smoke that is moving east into
Fremont county.

Washington/Idaho/Northeast Oregon/British Columbia:
The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington
in the Okanogan National Forest and when combined with the fire in
northeast Yakima county are producing a large area of thick smoke.
The smoke from these fires stretch across most of central/eastern
Washington into southern British Columbia and across northern/central
Idaho and northeast Oregon.  The smoke across southeast Washington is
somewhat thinner then the smoke across the other mentioned regions.

The large fire burning in the Boise National Forest and in four counties
(Gem, Boise, Valley, and Payette) in central Idaho is producing a
large area of very dense smoke across the central region of the state.
Some medium size fires in Valley, Custer and Idaho counties along with
multiple smaller fires in Idaho county are creating a large area of
smoke when combined with the larger fire mentioned above. The  total
coverage area is central/southern Idaho. Currently, the smoke from
these fires are moving north or northeast and are beginning to reach
the Idaho/Montana border.

Moderately dense smoke from fires in the counties of Ravalli, Lewis and
Clark and Powell is moving east across the western portion of the state.

A very large fire in the Deschutes National Forest (counties of
Deschutes/Linn) is continuing to burn and along with fires in Hood River,
Lane, Clackamas counties is producing an area of moderately dense to
thick smoke moving northwest across the northwestern portion of the state.
Then, with the Tripod/Complex fire in Washington State and the numerous
fires in northern California, a thin smoke layer is covering most of
the state with only thicker smoke covering the region mentioned above.

The large fire in the Trinity National Forest combined with the medium
sized fires in Siskiyou and northern Mendocino counties are producing
an area of thick smoke covering most of northwest California and into
southwest Oregon.
In Southern California a large fire burning on the border of Los
Angeles/Kern counties near Gorman and in the Los Padres National Forest
is emitting a large area of moderately dense smoke along Interstate 5
across Bakersfield and into southern Tulare county.
Then, two fires burning in Tulare county in the Sequoia National Forest
are producing an area of thick smoke moving north into Inyo, Mono and
Fresno counties.

A fire in Palo Pinto county is producing a narrow plume of moderately
dense smoke that is moving north across north Texas and into Jefferson
county in southern Oklahoma.

Baja California:
A fire in northern Baja California just southeast of Ensenada is
continuing to grow and is emitting a thick plume of smoke that is
beginning to cross into California into the counties of San Diego and

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.