Monday September 11, 2006

THROUGH 1615Z September 11, 2006

Wildfires east of Lake Winnipeg (eastern Manitoba/western Ontario) are
producing thick smoke moving north across both provinces.  These fires
have been burning since last Thursday.

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

The overall smoke coverage from the fires in the Northwest U.S. and
central Canada (mentioned above) extends from Saskatchewan and stretches
to central Quebec.  The densest smoke is west of Quebec.

The fire on the border of Ventura and Los Angele's are producing a
plume of moderately dense to dense smoke moving north across southern

A fire in Placer county (Eldorado National Forest), of central California
is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving west.

The wildfires in the Siskiyou and Salmon Mountains continue to produce
dense smoke moving northwest into parts of southern Oregon.  Smoke is
also lingering in central Oregon from the direction of the smoke plume

Washington/British Columbia:
The wildfire in Okanogan National Forest in northern Washington is
producing dense smoke moving north, then east across British Columbia.
The thickest part of the smoke plume is in southern British Columbia

In southeast Washington, the fire in Umatilla National Forest is producing
an area of thick smoke moving northwest across central Washington.



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.