Sunday September 10, 2006

THROUGH 1700Z September 10, 2006

Northwestern U.S./British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Northwest
The numerous wildfires burning across the northwest U.S. (Washington,
Oregon, California/Idaho/Montana) and the fires east of Lake Winnipeg
(Ontario/Manitoba) are producing a dense area of smoke that stretches
from the Northern Plains north across Alberta/Saskatchewan and into the
Northwest Territories .  The smoke becomes moderately dense to even thin
in parts of Manitoba/Ontario and the Upper Midwest as it moves except
for the area east of Lake Winnipeg where the smoke is dense from the
fires burning in this region and is moving north.

A large wildfire on the border of Los Angeles and Ventura counties (Los
Padres National Forest) is producing a dense plume of smoke moving to
the northeast.
The fire in Placer county (El Dorado National Forest) is continuing to
produce a large area of smoke moving to the west.  The thickness of the
smoke is moderately dense.
The wildfire in the Siskiyo and Salmon Mountains continues to burn.
Its producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that stretches from
northern California to southern/central Oregon.  The smoke is fanning
in many different directions.

The large fires along the eastern Manitoba and western Ontario border
(east of lake Winnipeg) are continuing to produce narrow dense plumes
of smoke that are mostly moving north. The smoke from these fire are
contributing to the overall smoke across most of western/central and
into the western sections of eastern Canada.



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.