Tuesday August 22, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z August 23, 2006

southern/central Canada:
A thick area of smoke from the large wildfires in Washington, Idaho and
Oregon is moving northeast into southwest British Columbia, central Idaho
and western Montana.  Also, a large area of moderately dense smoke from
these long lasting fires (from previous days) stretches from southeast
British Columbia into southern/central Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and
southwest Ontario.  In the U.S. the smoke stretches along northern Idaho
and Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin and into northeast Iowa.

In northwest Wyoming a fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and
near the town of Jackson is producing a thick area of smoke moving east
across the region.
Two other small fires are burning in northwest Wyoming in the counties
of Teton and Park, one which is located in the Yellowstone National Park
are emitting areas of thin to moderate smoke stretching eastward.

Two fires burning in Yosemite National Park are producing areas of
moderately dense smoke moving north across the counties of Tuolumne,
Mariposa, Mona and then into western Nevada.
Fires burning in the Salmon and Siskiyou mountains (counties of
Siskiyou and Trinity) are producing area of dense smoke moving north
into southwest Oregon.
A fire in Butte county is emitting a plume of moderately dense smoke
moving north across the county.

A fire near the town of Battle Mountains along interstate 80 and in the
Shoshone Range is emitting an area of moderately dense smoke moving north.
Wildfires in Elko county continue to emit thin smoke plumes moving to
the northeast.

A fire in Fishlake National Forest and near Oak City (Millard county)
is producing an area of dense smoke moving northeast across the state,
but south of the Great Salt Lake.

Northern Canada:
The large area of moderately dense smoke seen earlier today has spread
farther south and east from eastern Northwest Territory into northwest
Ontario and across the Hudson Bay.

J Kibler


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.