Sunday September 10, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z September 11, 2006

There is a large area of dense smoke still lingering in northern Alberta
and Saskatchewan, that is moving to the northeast through the Northwest
Territories and then circling down to the southeast over the Hudson Bay
and James Bay.

In western Ontario and eastern Manitoba there are also quite a few
large wildfires that are producing very dense smoke that is moving to
the northeast and just reaching the southwest portion of the Hudson Bay.

In central Ontario, just north of Lake Superior, there are several large
fires surrounding Lake Nipigon producing moderately dense smoke that is
moving directly to the north.

The fire on the border of Ventura and Los Angele's counties continues
to burn, producing a plume of moderately dense to dense smoke that
is fanning out to the northwest and quite possibly affecting the Los
Angele's metro area.

A fire in Placer county, of central California is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke that was originally fanning out to the east but
has since shifted and seems to be moving directly to the south.

The wildfires located throughout the national forest's in northwest
California continue to produce massive amounts of very dense smoke that
for the most part is staying local to the fires, but some has moved out
to the northeast into southern Oregon.

Washington/British Columbia:
The wildfire in Okanogan National Forest on the border of Washington and
British Colubmia continues to produce very dense smoke that is moving
directly to the east along the border.

In southeast Washington, the fire in Umatilla National Forest is producing
dense smoke that is moving east into western Idaho.

The fires spread throughout central and northern Idaho are producing
moderately dense to dense smoke that is moving in all directions from
the fire, but staying relatively close. Fires in western Montana are also
producing moderately dense smoke that seems to be staying within a narrow
plume and moving directly to the east into central part of the state.



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.