Tuesday August 22, 2006

THROUGH 1630Z August 22, 2006

Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana/Dakotas/Minnesota/Southwestern Canada:
A large area of mainly moderately dense smoke from the fires in Washington
and Idaho covers the southern portion of the Canadian provinces from
British Colombia to Manitoba along with northern Idaho, northeast Montana,
the Dakotas, and northwest Minnesota.  Numerous fires in eastern Oregon
are producing mainly thin smoke plumes that are generally lifting to the
east and northeast. Several fires in Northwest California are responsible
for locally dense smoke in the valleys of around the fires in Siskiyou,
Trinity and Humboldt counties. An area of moderately dense smoke is seen
drifting south across the Cascades in northern Oregon. Several fires
in central Idaho are producing moderately dense smoke plumes that all
extend to the northeast.

Wildfires in Elko county are producing thin smoke plumes that are lifting
to the northeast.

Northern Canada:
A broad area of moderately dense smoke extends from the eastern Northwest
Territory into Nunavut and the northwest 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.