Tuesday August 29, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z August 29, 2006

Northwestern US and Southwestern Canada:
Fires in Northwestern US including Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho,
and Montana are burning crazy and producing massive areas of dense smoke
that is moving with the wind to the northeast. The smoke plumes from
these fires are connected together this evening and has covered northern
California, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, the panhandle area of
Idaho, northern Wyoming, and all of Montana in US sector an southern
British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan provinces of Southwestern
Canada. The most dense portions of the smoke arr influencing the
northeastern areas of those fires repectively.

The locations of these fires are as follows:
1) Tripod Complex in Northern Washington;
2) Columbia county in southeastern Washington;
3) South central Sweet Grass county in southern Montana;
4) Clearwater county in northwestern Idaho;
5) A fire chain in southern Idaho county, all the Valley county, and
northwestern Custer county of central Idaho;
6) Power county in southeastern Idaho;
7) Grant, Jefferson, Wasco, and Deschutes counties in Oregon;
8) Siskiyou and Trinity counties in Northern California;
9) Several fires in southern British Columbia;

Central and southern California:
The fire in Tuolumne county of central California is till burning and
producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast. This
evening fires in northwestern Riverside county of Souther California are
producing very dense plumes of smoke that is moving northeast. The smoke
already covered northwestern Riverside and southwestern San Bernardino
counties of southern California.

North Dakota and southern Manitoba:
A lot of small agricultural fires in this areas have been burning and
producing very short period of thin plumes of smoke that is mainly
moving north.



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.