Sunday August 20, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z August 21, 2006.

Northwest US/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba:

Wildfires throughout northern California, western Oregon, northern
Washington, central Idaho and smaller fires in British Columbia and
Alberta are all producing smoke that has combined to form one massive
area of smoke that covers much of the northwest United States and south
central Canada.  This massive area of smoke covers northern California,
almost all of Oregon and Washington, north central Idaho, northern
Montana, and southern British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba.

The most very dense plumes of smoke are coming from wildfires in the
National Forest's of northern California, several fires in northwest
Oregon, the enormous wildfire in Okanogan National Forest of northern
Washington and the fires throughout the forested area of central Idaho.

All the smoke from these fires seems to be moving north to northeast,
into southern British Columbia, then moving directly east across
Alberta/Manitoba/Saskatchewan and northern Montana.

Fires located in Tulare county of central California are producing
moderately dense smoke that is moving to the north.

The fires on the border of Stephens and Palo Pinto counties of central
Texas are producing a plume of moderately dense smoke that is moving to
the northwest.

Several fires are burning throughout the Rocky Mountains in northwestern
Wyoming and producing moderately dense smoke plumes that are moving off
to the east.
A fire located in Campbell county of eastern Wyoming is producing a
moderately dense plume of smoke that is fanning out to the south.



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.