Sunday August 27, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z August 28, 2006

Washington/British Columbia/Idaho/Western Montana:
The large fires in Okanogan County of Washington continue to burn
and along with another significant fire slightly to the southwest in
Chelan County are responsible for a large mass of moderately dense
to locally dense smoke (closer to the fires) which has spread east
NE this evening into south central British Columbia of southwestern
Canada, all of Okanogan county, and northern portion of Chelan county of
Washington. Fires in central Columbia county of southeastern Washington
are generating moderately dense areas of smoke that is extending
from fire points to both south and north and has covered the whole
southeastern counties of Washington. A big fire along the border between
Idaho and Montana at central Clearwater county of Idaho is producing a
moderately dense swath of smoke that is moving east NE and has covered
east 1/3 of Clearwater county and Missoula and Valley counties in western
Montana. Three fires in Idaho, Valley, and Boise counties of Idaho line up
vertically and are producing moderately dense to locally dense plumes of
smoke that is moving mainly east and has covered southern Idaho county,
almost all of Valley county, northern Boise county, and eastern Custer
county in central Idaho.

Five fires in northeastern and southwestern Grant, east central Harney,
three-county corner of Jackson, Klamath, and Douglas, and northwestern
corner of Linn in Oregon are burning and producing moderately dense plumes
of smoke moving mainly east NE. Especially, the smoke from the two fires
in Grant county has covered all the county with locally dense plume.
For a number of days now the fires in Siskiyou and Trinity counties in
northwestern California continue to emit very locally dense smoke which
has had a history of spreading westward during this morning and evening
and has covered all the northwestern corner of California. The thickest
smoke is especially visible in the valleys of southwestern Siskiyou,
northern Trinity, and northern Humboldt Counties. The fire in Tuolumne
county of west central California is still burning and producing a thin
to moderately dense plume of smoke which moved northwest firstly, then
extended along the edge of the valley. A small moderately dense smoke
plume can be seen from this evening's satellite imagery moving to the
south from an active fire in central Lincoln County of southeastern

A fire near the western border of Mexico and California is producing a
moderately dense plume of smoke that has extended about 60 km to the east.



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.