Friday September 08, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z September 09, 2006

A wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest (Ventura county) is producing
a thick plume of smoke moving northeast across southern California.
In the El Dorado National Forest (Placer county), a very large wildfire
is emitting a dense plume of smoke moving northeast into western Nevada.
The fires burning in the Siskiyou and Salmon Mountains for weeks
(Siskiyou and Trinity counties) are continuing to produce areas of very
thick smoke.  The smoke stretches northeast across northern California
and into southern/central Oregon and most likely farther.

Multiple fires burning in Linn and Marion counties are producing dense
smoke plumes pushing eastward into central Oregon.

Enormous wildfires burning in the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest
(Okanogan and Chelan counties) continue to produce areas of very thick
smoke moving north into southern/central British Columbia and Alberta.
A small fire burning in the southern region of the Wenatchee National
Forest in Kittitas county is emitting a moderately dense plume of smoke
moving north and contributing to the overall smoke moving into western

Multiple fires burning throughout northern/central Idaho are producing an
area of thick smoke stretching north to northwest into southern/central
British Columbia/Alberta and western Montana.  The full coverage of
smoke cannot be seen due to cloud cover.

The fire burning in the Gallatin National Forest is continuing to produce
thick smoke stretching north.  Once again, cloud cover is blocking the
full view.

North Dakota/southern Saskatchewan/Manitoba
Multiple fires across the region are producing narrow plumes of light
smoke.  The direction of the smoke is mostly west to northwest.  Most of
these fires are agricultural burns.

Multiple fires east of Lake Winnipeg on the border of Manitoba/Ontario
are producing an area of dense smoke moving southeast.  The number of
fires in this region has continued to grow throughout the day.

Far Eastern Canada:
An area of diffused smoke stretches from the Labrador Sea south SW across
Newfoundland, the Gulf of St Lawrence and New Brunswick/Nova Scotia.

Northern/Central U.S./Southern Canada:
A large area of smoke stretches from northern California northward into
Oregon/Washington and southern/central British Columbia and Alberta. Then,
the smoke extends eastward into southwestern Saskatchewan, most of the
US Plains (except for Texas), the Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes region
and the Ohio Valley.  The smoke is associated with the large wildfires
in California/Oregon/Washington/Idaho and Montana.



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.