Wednesday August 16, 2006

THROUGH 1630Z August 16, 2006.

Washington/Nevada/Idaho/Montana/Wyoming/Northern and Central Plains/Upper
Mississippi Valley/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba:

Smoke covers a large area of the north western/central U.S. and the
southern central provinces in Canada.  These areas of smoke are mainly
from the large fires in northern Washington and Nevada. From Washington
the smoke stretches into southern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and western Ontario. The large fire in Nevada is pushing
smoke into southern Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas.
Smoke analysis east of the Dakotas is precluded by widespread cloud cover
over the upper Midwest....but smoke is believed to extend as far east as
Minnesota and the western Great Lakes.  Currently the most significant
smoke producing fires are located near North Fork in Elko county Nevada,
near Holbrook in Oneida county Idaho and with the Tripod complex over
north central Washington.



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.