Sunday August 20, 2006

THROUGH 1500Z August 20, 2006.

A fire in Stephens County of central Texas is still burning and producing
a thin plume of smoke that is moving to the northwest. The residual
smoke with moderately dense plume covered Haskell, Foard, Knox, Cottle,
Childress, and Motley.

British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba:
The large wildfires burning throughout Okanogan National Forest and large
fires in northern Oregon continues to burn and produce a massive amount
of dense to very dense smoke. This enormous area of smoke is moving
to the north, then the east, and the densest portions of the smoke has
covered  eastern half of Washington state, 2/3 of the northern Oregon
in the east, Idaho panhandle area, northwestern corner of Montana,
and southeast British Columbia. The thin portions of the smoke from
the residues covered southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, and it already
reached southeastern Manitoba.

Northern California:
The moderately dense smoke from the fires in Siskiyou and Trinity counties
of northwestern California is wandering in the valley.

Wyoming/South Dakota:
A strip of thin smoke from the fires in northwestern Wyoming can be
seen at northern Wyoming from this morning's satellite imagery, and
the moderately dense portion of the smoke already moved to northwest of
South Dakota.

The fire in eastern Manitoba between Lake Winnipeg and the boundary of
Manitoba and Ontario is still burning and producing a moderately dense
plume of smoke that is moving to the north and the residual smoke from
the fire already stretched from west of central Ontario to James Bay,
the lower part of Hudson Bay.



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.