Thursday August 31, 2006

THROUGH 0200z September 01, 2006

Fires burning in the Siskiyou and Salmon Mountains in northwest California
are producing an area of thick smoke moving west towards the Pacific
Coast.  Moderately dense smoke associated with these fires is moving
down the coast line to near 37N before interacting with clouds and being
unable to see.
In the Yosemite National Forest, a moderately dense smoke plume is moving
east into southern Alpine county and near the Nevada border.

A fire in the Malkeur National Forest is emitting an area of very dense
smoke moving south.  Left over smoke from earlier in the day is situated
to the northeast of the fire.

Fires in the Okanogan National Forest continue to burn producing an area
of very thick smoke moving east across Okanogan County.
Another fire in Wenatchee county is also emitting smoke which is fanning
mostly northwest.
A very large fire in southeast Washington state and in the Umatilla
National Forest is continuing to burn with smoke fanning mostly to the
southeast into northeast Oregon.

Multiple large fires burning in northern/central Idaho and western Oregon
continue to produce large areas of very thick smoke moving towards
the east.  The smoke is mostly staying within the states of Montana,
Idaho and northern Wyoming.
Moderately dense smoke from the fires mentioned above and fires burning
in previous days in Canada is moving east across the mid section of
Canada/U.S.  The smoke stretches from Minnesota/Manitoba east into
Ontario/Wisconsin/Michigan/Iowa and into Quebec and as far south as
northern Missouri.

A small fire in the Kaniksu National Forest (most northern county in
Idaho) is producing an area of moderately dense smoke moving south SE.

A growing fire in the Uinta National Forest and near the town of Nephi
is emitting an area of thick smoke moving east across the region.

Multiple fires possibly agricultural or prescribed are burning across the
Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.  They are producing light
to moderately dense smoke plumes moving mostly south across the region.



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.