Saturday August 26, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 27, 2006

The large fires in Okanogan County of Washington have been produced
locally dense smoke that is moving both to the south and north. The dense
portion of the smoke covered central northern Washington and some of
central southern British Columbia of Canada. Fires in central Columbia
county of southeastern Washington are generating moderately dense areas
of smoke extending southward into Umatilla and Union counties of Oregon
and northward into Whitman county, WA. A big fire in Grant county of
Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving to the south
which has covered southwestern Grant and northwestern Marney counties of
Oregon. Another fire in western Linn county in western Oregon produced
a moderately dense plume of smoke moving both north and south.

A large fire in southern Valley county is producing a moderately dense
plume of smoke that is fanning to the southwest and has covered almost
all of Boise and Gem counties and portions of Valley and Custer counties.

Fires in Siskiyou and Trinity counties in California continued to produce
locally dense smoke traveling southwest, which has covered portions of
Siskiyou and Trinity counties and all of Humboldt county of California. A
fire in eastern Tuolumne county of central eastern California is producing
a moderately dense and narrow plume of smoke which is moving southwest
across central Tuolumne county of California. A fire in Lincoln County,
Nevada is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke fanning to the
southeast and nearly reaching the three-corner area among Arizona,
Nevada and 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.