Saturday September 02, 2006

THROUGH 1600z September 02, 2006

Moderately dense smoke from the continuing fire in Siskiyou and Trinity
counties has spread north along coastal Oregon and Washington and extends
up to 175 km offshore. The smoke reaches as far north as the Olympic
peninsula and eastern Vancouver Island. A detached area of moderately
dense smoke from these fires is also seen drifting eastward across south
central Washington.

Two fires in Linn county and one in western Grant county are producing
narrow plumes of mainly moderately dense smoke that are extending to
the west northwest. The plumes extend up to 75 km from the fires.

The massive fire complex in Okanogan county is producing a large plume
of dense to locally very dense smoke that is moving north into British
Columbia. The smoke curls to the east into west central Alberta near
Jasper and McBride.

The large fire complex in Columbia county has dense smoke close to the
fire and moderately smoke further from the source. The smoke is fanning
out to the north, east and west and covers much of eastern Washington. It
has also drifted into northern Idaho and merged with the smoke from
the numerous fires across central Idaho. The smoke is dense and covers
numerous valleys over central Idaho. The counties most affected are Idaho,
Valley and Boise.

Fires over Sweet Grass and Park counties are producing areas of thin
smoke that are mainly confined to these counties, although the smoke is
moderately dense in the Yellowstone Valley near Chico Hot Springs.

A large area of remnant thin smoke from the numerous fires in the western
US is seen covering much of eastern Canada. The smoke extends from
eastern Ontario and Lake Superior across James Bay and into nearly all of
Quebec. The smoke also mixes with clouds and is seen over Labrador into
the western Labrador Sea and drifts south into the Gulf of St Lawrence,
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.



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.