Wednesday August 23, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z August 24, 2006

What can be said that has not been said already?!

Numerous fires in the Northwest have produced a pall of smoke that
stretches from northwest California and the Pacific Northwest across
all of the Northern Great Basin, Northern Rockies and Northern Plains
southeastward into portions of the Central Plains, Upper and Middle
Mississippi Valleys and Ohio Valley.  Residual smoke from these fires
is also exiting the Eastern Seaboard from the Mid Atlantic to southeast
New England.

The smoke is densest near the source regions which can be found in recent
versions of this product but include the Boise National Forest and the
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area of central Idaho, the
Okanagan National Forest in northern Washington, the Salmon Mountains
in northwest California and Harney County in southeast Oregon.


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.