Monday September 04, 2006

THROUGH 0130z September 05, 2006

A fire in the West Maui Mountains is producing a light to moderate smoke
plume that extends toward the northwest.

Northwestern US and Southwestern Canada:
An area of mostly moderate smoke with some dense smoke extends from the
northwestern corner of California, northward covering the western third
of Oregon, most of Washington, parts of southern British Columbia and
most of southern Alberta, then moving southward into northern Idaho,
western Montana and central Wyoming and the leading edge has entered
Jackson County, Colorado.  Much of the smoke is contributed by today's
fires especially those in Siskiyou and Trinity Counties in California,
the numerous fires in northern and central Idaho, and the vigorous
fires in Park and Sweet Grass Counties in Montana.  Some of the smoke
is leftover from previous days' fires and is mixed with haze.  Fires in
Elko County and near the border of Elko, Eureka and Lander Counties in
Nevada are producing smoke that moves northward and might or might not
be connected to the main mass of smoke.

North Central Alberta and Central Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
A remnant from previous days fires in the northwestern U.S. is an area
of moderate smoke mixed with haze that can be seen in northern and
central Alberta (and adjacent Northern Territories but still south of
Great Slave Lake).  The smoke becomes slightly less dense as it enters
central Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The smoke in Alberta is moving moving
northward and eastward while the smoke in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is
moving eastward.

Ontario and Eastern Manitoba:
Strong fires near and east of the Ontario-Manitoba border are producing
dense eastward moving smoke in Ontario.  A separate fire near 52N87W is
also producing a light to moderate smoke plume that extends well eastward,
reaching just south of James Bay.


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.