Monday September 11, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z September 12, 2006

Canada/the Dakotas:
Wildfires east of Lake Winnipeg (eastern Manitoba/western Ontario) are
producing thick smoke moving north across both provinces to Hudson Bay.
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 locally dense smoke moving to
the north.

The overall smoke coverage from the fires in central Canada (mentioned
above) extends from southeastern Saskatchewan and stretches to central
Quebec.  The densest smoke is west of Quebec, west and central Ontario,
and east of Manitoba.

A strip of smoke residues from the northwestern US fires is moving east
and has covered a vertical belt area including the central Dakotas and
south of central Manitoba or Canada.

Two big fires in northern Alberta are producing moderately dense plumes
of smoke moving east to west of Lake Athabasca. A fire in east of central
Saskatchewan is producing moderately dense to dense plume that is moving
east to the border of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The fire on the border of Ventura and Los Angele's are producing a plume
of moderately dense to dense smoke moving west across Ventura and Santa
Barbara counties to the Pacific.

The wildfires in the Siskiyou and Salmon Mountains continue to produce
dense smoke moving north and has covered southwestern corner of
Oregon and northwestern California. The densest smoke is also swirling
around northern Trinity county and western Siskiyo county of northern
California. A fire along the border of Klamath and Douglas counties in
southwestern Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that
is moving north and is connected with the smoke from Siskiyou and Salmon
Mountains fires covering eastern Oregon.

A fire in Placer county (Eldorado National Forest), of central
California is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving to
all the direction but east. The massive area of smoke combining with
the smoke in northwestern California has covered the northern half of
California. The densest portions of the smoke are around Trinity and
Siskiyou counties in the north and Eldorado National Forest.

Washington/British Columbia:
The wildfire in Okanogan National Forest in northern Washington is
producing dense smoke moving east NE to British Columbia of Canada.
The thickest part of the smoke plume is in southern British Columbia
and northern Washington.

In southeast Washington, the fire in Umatilla National Forest is
producing an area of thick smoke moving east across southeastern corner
of Washington into Panhandle area of Idaho.

Decades of fires in Panhandle area of Idaho are burning and producing
moderately dense to locally dense plumes of smoke that is moving east
NE and has covered most of Idaho. Two large fires in Park and Sweet
Grass counties are producing locally dense plumes of smoke that is
moving south SE across southern Park, southern Sweet Grass, Stillwater,
and Carbon counties into northern Wyoming. Several small fires along the
Idaho-Montana boundary are producing narrow and moderately dense plumes
of smoke moving east NE.



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.