Tuesday September 05, 2006

THROUGH 0200z September 06, 2006

Northwestern US/Northern Plains/Upper Mississippi Valley/Upper Great
Lakes/western Canada/central Canada:
Wildfires in northeastern Oregon, southeastern and northern Washington,
all over Idaho, western and southern Montana, western Wyoming, northern
Nevada, and northern California in northwestern US, as well as the fires
in British Columbia, northern Alberta, and western Ontario in Canada  are
producing massive areas of moderately dense to very dense smoke. These
smoke plumes all have merged with one another and have spread out to
the areas mentioned on the title.

Southern and central California:
A big fire near border between Ventura and Los Angeles counties is burning
and producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is swirling around
and has covered most of Ventura and Mercede counties, and portions of
Sonoma and San Luis Obispo counties. A fire in Placer county in central
California is producing a moderately dense and narrow plume of smoke
that is moving to the northeast across the border into central Nevada
county of California.



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.