Friday August 25, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 26, 2006

The large fires in Okanogan County of Washington have been produced
locally dense smoke that is moving to south SW since this morning. The
smoke have become a shape of strip with about 60km width whose dense
portion have extended as long as 470 km and thin portion has traveled 120
km more than the dense portion to central western Oregon. Fires in central
Columbia county of southeastern Washington are generating moderately dense
areas of smoke extending into Umatilla and Union counties of Oregon. A big
fire in Grant county of Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of
smoke fanning out to the south which has covered most of Grant, Marney,
Lake, and Klamath counties of Oregon from north. Another fire in Benton
county in western Oregon produced a moderately dense puff of smoke moving
south and now the smoke is influencing Lake county.

Fires in Siskiyou and Trinity counties in California continued to
produce locally dense smoke traveling westward, which has covered the
whole northwestern corner of California. A fire in Tuolumne county of
central eastern California is producing a moderately dense plume of
smoke which is moving northeast and reaching the boundary of California
and Nevada at county Esmeralda of California. A fire in Lincoln County,
Nevada is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving northeast
and nearly reaching the border of Nevada and Utah.

A fire near the western border between Mexico and California is producing
a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving west along the border
to southwestern Arizona. Most of the smoke is located in Mexico.

A bunch of fires in northeastern corner of Manitoba province of Canada
is burning and producing moderately dense and narrow plumes of smoke
that are moving north to 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.