Thursday August 24, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z August 25, 2006

Northern Third of US:

Extensive area of smoke extended from the Northern Rockies and Northern
Plains southeast into the Mid Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and Mid
Atlantic before extending east into the Atlantic Ocean south of New
England.  Primary sources for these fires as seen in visible satellite
imagery today were the Bridger Wilderness Area and Bighorn Mountains in
Wyoming and the Gallatin National Forest in Montana.  Extensive cloud
cover precluded the detection of smoke plumes in Washington, Oregon
and Idaho but presumably these fires are also contributing to the pall
of smoke.

Fires in Siskiyou and Trinity counties in California continued to produce
locally dense smoke while other blazes in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties
generated plumes that extended into Nevada.  A fire in Lincoln County
Nevada has produced a smoke plume that extended northeast into Utah.


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.