Monday September 04, 2006

THROUGH 1700z September 04, 2006

The wildfires in the Siskiyou and Salmon Mountains (Siskiyou and Trinity
counties) in northwest California continue to produce very dense smoke
that is moving to the north NW into western Oregon/Washington across
Vancouver Island and into southern/central British Columbia.  The smoke
begins to thin out once reaching central Washington state and into Canada.

A large wildfire in the Shoshone Ranges and northern Eureka/Lander
counties is emitting a narrow plume of moderately dense smoke moving
north into Elko county in northern Nevada.

The continuing fire in Klamath county (Crater Lake National Park) is
producing a narrow plume of moderately dense smoke moving north into
Douglas county.

Washington/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba:
The enormous wildfires burning in the Okanogan National Forest are
continuing to produce a very large coverage area of smoke.  Thick smoke is
moving north NW into southern/central British Columbia, then thunderstorms
in the eastern region of British Columbia block the view of smoke before
appearing again in central/northern Alberta.  Once again the smoke in this
region is very thick and quite impressive.  Some moderately dense smoke
is seen in southern Alberta and central Saskatchewan/Manitoba from these
fire in northern Washington and most like from fires in Idaho/Montana.

Multiple fires burning in the New Perce, Payette and Boise National Forest
in Idaho are producing an area of very thick smoke across central/northern
sections of the state and moving east into western Montana. As mentioned
in the Washington state smoke section some remnant some from these fires
is moving north into southeastern British Columbia and southern Alberta.
The Gallatin National Forest fire in southwestern Montana is producing
an area of very thick smoke moving south SE into western/central Wyoming,
but not reaching the southern section of the state.

A Large fire in eastern Manitoba (near 52.7N/95.6W) and fires just to
the east in western Ontario are producing an area of thick smoke moving
east NE to east then eventually south SE into part of southern Ontario.
The smoke reaches as far south as Nopiming National Park (just to the
east of this park) and becoming thinner when reaching the northern
sections of the Great Lakes region.

The fires burning in northern California, northern Washington, Idaho,
Montana, eastern Manitoba and western Ontario is contributing to the
overall smoke coverage that spreads across a large section of Canada
and the U.S.  The smoke stretches from southern/central Alberta into
central Saskatchewan, northern/central Manitoba and most of Ontario and
Quebec except for the far northern regions and the eastern section of
Quebec which is covered by clouds.  In the U.S. smoke coverage reaches
the northern/central Plains, the Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley and
parts of the Upper Great Lakes.



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.