Monday August 21, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z August 22, 2006.

Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan:
Wildfires throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alberta are producing
a massive area of smoke that stretches from northern California, covering
all of Oregon and Washington, most of central and northern Idaho, almost
all of Montana, Wisconsin and Idaho; and covering the south central parts
of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The primary sources of
this smoke are in Okanogan National Forest of northern Washington and
a wildfire in southeast Alberta.

Fires located in western Oregon, central Idaho and central Washington
are also contributing to this massive area of smoke.

The densest portions of smoke are found in western Oregon, northern
Washington and southern British Columbia/Alberta.

Large wildfires located in the National Forest's of northwest California
are producing very dense smoke that is moving into southern Oregon and
up the west coast.

Fires located in the counties of Mariposa and Tuolumne are producing
moderately dense to dense smoke that is moving north and covering
Alpine county.

Wildfires are spreading throughout Elko county in the Humboldt Toiyabe
National Forest and producing large amounts of very dense smoke that is
moving north and covering southern and central Idaho. This smoke is also
contributing to the massive area of smoke that is mentioned above.

A fire in Millard county of central Utah is producing a moderately dense
plume of smoke that is moving to the north northeast.

Several fires in central and eastern Virginia are producing plumes of
light to moderately dense smoke that is moving to the east or southeast.



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.