Friday September 01, 2006

THROUGH 0200z September 02, 2006

Multiples fires burning in the Siskyou and Salmon mountains in northwest
California are producing an area of thick smoke moving north NW into
southwest Oregon.  Thinner smoke from these fires is moving up along the
Pacific Northwest Coastline and along western Oregon/Washington and across
Vancouver Island before moving northeast across parts of British Columbia.

A fire in the Willamette National Forest (Lin county) is emitting an
area of thick smoke moving northeast into Clackamas and Marion counties.
Another fire burning in the Rogue River National Forest (Jackson county)
is producing a plume of moderately dense smoke moving northeast across
the region.
From last night, the fire in the Malheur National Forest (Grant County)
is emitting dense smoke moving northwest into Wheeler and Crook counties.

Large fires burning in the counties of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan
and in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forest's are producing areas
of moderately dense to very thick smoke moving northwest into southern
British Columbia.  The thickest smoke is associated with the fires in
the Okanogan National Forest and has been burning for several weeks.
In the Umatilla National Forest and in the counties of Garfield and
Columbia, a fire is producing an area of thick smoke fanning toward
counties to the north and southeast. The smoke from earlier in the day
has been moving along the northern counties of Oregon and is not to far
from the coastline.
A fire in western Lincoln county is emitting moderately dense smoke
moving west into Douglas and Grant counties.

In far northern Idaho a fire in the Kaniksu National Forest is producing
an area of thin smoke moving south across the region.  This fire was
producing smoke last night.
Fires in the Clearwater National Forest (Clearwater county) and the
Selway Bitterroot Wilderness are producing an area of moderately dense
smoke moving mostly south.
Large fires burning in the Payette (Idaho county), Challis and Boise
(Custer and Valley counties) National Forest are producing a very large
area of thick smoke fanning in multiple directions across western and
central Idaho with the outer edges moving into southwest Washington and
northeast Oregon.
Their are multiple smaller fires burning in southern Idaho producing areas
of thin smoke moving mostly west with a couple smoke plumes moving south.

In the Gallatin National Forest a fire with dense smoke fanning in
multiple directions is spreading across parts of southern Montana and
northwest Wyoming.
Smaller fires in northwest Wyoming burning in the Yellowstone National
Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest are producing plumes of
moderately dense smoke moving south and stretching across the western
edges of the state.

Multiple fires possibly agricultural or prescribed are burning across the
Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.  Light smoke is associated
with these fires.

Great Lakes/Ontario/Quebec:
An area of remnant smoke can be seen over parts of eastern Wisconsin,
the upper peninsula of Michigan and Lakes Superior and Hudson. The
smoke also covers portions of southeast Ontario, James Bay, the eastern
portion of the length of Hudson Bay and western Quebec. The smoke over
the US and the Great Lakes is mainly thin while much of the smoke over
Canada is moderately dense. A separate area of thin smoke is mixed with
a cloud mass over northwest Ontario and extreme eastern Manitoba. All
of the smoke originated from the numerous fires in the western US.
The smoke continues to moves towards the east.

J Kibler


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.