Saturday September 02, 2006

THROUGH 0200z September 03, 2006

Fires in the Siskyou and Salmon Mountains (Trinity and Siskiyou
counties) are producing areas of very thick smoke moving north NW into
southwest Oregon.  Remnant smoke from these fires is moving north along
the Oregon/Washington/British Columbia coastline and has been over the
last couple of days.
A fire in northern Baja California west of Tijuana is producing some
light smoke that is moving north across the border into San Diego county.

Fires in Klamath county (in or near Crater Lake National Park) are
producing moderately dense smoke moving north into Douglas and Lane
In Grant county and the Malheur National Forest a fire is emitting a
dense smoke plume that is fanning towards the east.
Multiple fires in the Willamette and Deschuttes National Forest's (county
of Linn) are producing areas of thick smoke moving north into northern
Oregon and southwest Washington.  Some smoke is fanning towards the east,
but a majority is moving north.
In Jefferson county a fire is emitting only light smoke moving to
the west.

The very large fires burning in the Okanogan National Forest (Okanogan
county) are continuing to produce enormous and very thick smoke plumes
that are moving north into northern/central British Columbia.
Another very large fire burning in the Umatilla National Forest
(Columbia/Garfield counties) is emitting thick smoke that is fanning
towards the north and northwest and is stretching across eastern
Washington.  Earlier in the day smoke was moving towards the west and
continues to linger along the Washington/Oregon border.

Fire burning in the Clearwater National Forest (Clearwater county), the
Nez Perce/Payette National Forest's (Idaho county), and the Boise/Challis
National Forest's (Custer/Valley) are producing areas of dense smoke
moving towards the northeast and into western Montana.
Smaller fires are burning across the counties of Boundary (Kaniksu
National Forest in northern Idaho), Power and Lincoln.  These fires are
emitting only thin plumes of smoke.

Multiple fires in the Gallatin National Forest are producing dense smoke
that is moving in many directions across southwest Montana.
In Wyoming fires in Sublette/Teton/Park counties (Yellowstone National
Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest) are producing on small smoke
plumes moving in a southerly and westerly direction.

A fire east of Calgary is producing a thick smoke plume moving north
across Alberta.
Multiple fires in/around Lake Winnipeg/Winnipegosis/Manitoba are producing
narrow light plumes of smoke moving mostly west.
Fires in western Ontario are emitting plumes of moderately dense to
dense smoke plumes moving to the west.
The number of fires across Canada has increased over the last couple
of days.

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.

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.