Friday August 18, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 19, 2006.

Washington/Oregon/Idaho/Montana/British Columbia/Saskatchewan:
The cluster of large fires burning in the Okanogan National Forest in
north central Washington state were continuing to emit a large quantity
of moderately dense to locally dense smoke which was moving in north
NE direction across southern British Columbia Province of southwestern
Canada into western Saskatchewan province of Canada. Three large fires in
southwestern Hood River county, southern Clackamas county and along the
border of Linn and Deschutes counties are producing moderately dense to
locally dense plumes of smoke that is swirling around northwestern corner
of Oregon.  The residual smoke from the burning of the large fire along
Linn and Deschutes counties of Oregon both yesterday and this morning
has moved northward and covered the west of Washington. Because of the
southeastward moving of the residual smoke in Okanogan National Forest
this morning, the eastern Washington, the Idaho panhandle, and portion
of western Montana has been covered by a thin plume of smoke.

Northern California:
Large fires in Siskiyou and Trinity Counties of northern California
are producing a moderately dense to locally dense batch of smoke that
is spreading eastward in lower level and moving westward in high level;
therefore, the smoke has covered the four counties(Siskiyou, Del Norte,
Humboldt, and Trinity) of northwestern corner of California.

The large fire burning in central Elko County of northeastern Nevada is
producing a thin to moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving east
NE into the northwestern point of Utah. A fire along the border of Elko
county in Nevada and Box Elder county in Utah is producing a narrow plume
of moderately dense smoke that is moving east NE across northern Great
Salt Lake to the boundary between Box Elder and Cache counties of Utah.

The fire in Atoka county of Oklahoma is still burning this evening and
producing a moderately dense to locally dense plume of smoke that is
moving north then west and has covered all of Pittsburg county and
portion of Atoka, Coal, and Hughes counties of Oklahoma. A fire in
northern Palo Pinto county of Texas started burning this evening and
is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast
and has extended to central Young county of Texas.



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.