Tuesday September 05, 2006

THROUGH 1600z September 05, 2006

Wildfires in western Oregon, southern Washington and northern Washington
in Okanogan National Forest are producing moderately dense to very dense
smoke. These plumes all merge with one another in northern Washington
and move north through British Columbia, all the way through central and
southern Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba and extends past eastern Ontario.
The smoke is relatively dense in every one of the locations mentioned
other than Oregon and southeast Saskatchewan/southwest Manitoba. A large
amount of wildfires have flared up in western Ontario that contribute
to the massive area of smoke moving across Canada.

Idaho/Montana/Nevada/Central U.S.:
The enormous amount of wildfires located throughout central Idaho, and
the large wildfire in Park County Montana are producing large plumes of
very dense smoke that has combined to cover all of central and northern
Idaho, almost all of Montana, and then moves southeast through nearly
all of Wyoming; the area of smoke then thins out as it makes its way
through Colorado, and begins to dissipate as it reaches northeast New
Mexico and northern Texas.



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.