Monday August 14, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z August 14, 2006.

South Dakota/Nebraska:
The residua moderately dense smoke from the large fire on the border of
Teton/Fremont county in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is scanning
east with a belt shape to the southwestern South Dakota and northwestern

Washington/Idaho/northwestern Montana/British Columbia/Albeta:
The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington in
the Okanogan National Forest and is producing a large area of moderately
dense to locally dense smoke.  The smoke from the fire and the residues
of previous days stretches from the north central Washington east across
northern Idaho and southern British Columbia into northwestern Montana
and southern Albeta.

The large fire still burning in the Boise National Forest and in four
counties (Gem, Boise, Valley, and Payette) in central Idaho is producing
a large area of moderately dense smoke across the central region of
the state.  The somke with the residual smoke of previous days is moving
northeast and has covered all the central Idaho and almost wetern half
of Montana.

A very large fire in the Deschutes National Forest (counties of
Deschutes/Linn) is continuing to produce a moderately dense to locally
dense smoke moving northwest east across the northwestern portion of the
state.  Then, with smoke from the numerous fires in northern California
yesterday, a thin smoke layer is covering southwest of Oregon.

The two fires burning in Tulare county in the Sequoia National Forest
continued to producing thin to moderately dense of somoke moving north
into Inyo, Mono and Fresno counties. A large area of thin smoke from
the residues of previous days covers from just north of Lake Tahoe along
the border of California and Nevada to Death Valley.



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.