Saturday September 09, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z September 10, 2006

Northwestern U.S./British Columbia/Saskatchewan/Alberta/Northwest
The fires that have spread throughout central and northern Idaho are
producing smoke ranging from moderately dense to very dense that is
spreading slightly to the east then heading directly to the north. This
smoke combines with the dense smoke from the wildfire in Okanogan
National Forest and moves to the north, covering mostly all of Alberta,
up through central Northwest Territories and reaching as far as Victoria
Island. This massive area of smoke is also affecting southeast British
Colubmia, southwest Saskatchewan, western Montana and almost the entire
northern half of Idaho.

The wildfires that have spread throughout the national forest's of
northwestern California are producing very dense smoke that is ultimately
staying local to the fires and within the mountains, but some of the
lighter smoke has strayed off to the east northeast through Oregon and
into southern Idaho. Some of this smoke is also contributing to the
massive area of smoke that has moved north throughout Canada.

There is a fire in Santa Barbara county of southwest California that is
producing moderatley dense smoke that is fanning out to the southwest
out of ver the Pacific Ocean.
Further to the southeast there is a larger fire on the border of Los
Angeles and Ventura counties that is producing moderately dense to
dense smoke that was originally moving to the north, but has shifted
and seemd to be moving directly to the east. The smoke from this fire
may be affecting the Los Angeles metro area.

Lower Mississippi Valley:
Enormous amounts of agricultural fires were burning throughout northern
Louisianna, Arkansas and southern Missouri today; most were producing
light plumes of smoke that were moving to the north, and fading away
not to far from the fire.

Fires along the southern portion of Manitoba are producing plumes of
light smoke that is moving to the north.

The large fires along the central Manitoba and Ontario border are
producing moderately dense to very dense smoke that is moving directly
to the east and reaching as far as eastern Ontario.
In central Ontario there are a handful of fires that are producing
moderately dense smoke that is moving to the southeast over Lake Superior.



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.