Sunday September 03, 2006

THROUGH 0230z September 04, 2006

The wildfires located within the multiple National Forest's in northwest
California continue to produce very dense smoke that is moving to
the north northwest and up the coast through Oregon and into southern

Smaller fires in central California are producing light smoke that is
moving to the north, but not far from the source.

Fires in central and western Oregon continue to produce smoke ranging
from moderately dense to very dense, that is moving directly to the
north into southern and central Washington. The biggest fires seem to
fall within Lane and Deschutes counties.

Washington/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba:
The large wildfire that is located in the Umatilla National Forest of
southeast Washington continues to produce massive amounts of very dense
smoke that is fanning out to the north and to the east.

The extremely large wildfire burning through Okanogan National Forest
has flared up again and is producing two very dense smoke plumes. The
first smoke plume is located on the western side of the forest and is
moving directly north through southern British Columbia, and into central
and northern British Columbia. The second plume on the eastern side of
Okanogan National Forest is moving north northeast through southeast
British Columbia, into central and northern Alberta (where is spreads
throughout the entire province), up through northern Saskatchewan crossing
over Lake Athabasca and into northcentral Manitoba.

The fires throughout northern and central Idaho continue to burn and
spread today. They are producing moderately dense to very dense smoke in
massive quantities. The smoke is not travelling to far from the fires,
but some lighter smoke has spread into the western parts of Montana.

Fires in southwest and western Montana are producing moderately dense
to dense smoke that covers almost all of western Montana.

A large fire just on the southwest side of the Hudson Bay flared up
today and is producing quite a bit of dense smoke that was originally
fanning out to the northeast, but winds rapidly changed the direciton
of the smoke, and it is now moving directly to the south.

Several fires in central Ontario are producing moderately dense plume
of smoke that is moving to the east.

Fires along the central border of Ontario and Manitoba are producing
moderately dense to dense smoke that is moving directly to the east into
central Ontario.



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.