Tuesday September 12, 2006

THROUGH 1700Z September 12, 2006

This morning residual smoke is blanketing southern Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, and Ontario provinces along with the northern Plains and the
upper Mississippi river valley.

In central Ontario, just north of Lake Superior, there are several large
fires surrounding Lake Nipigon producing dense smoke moving northeast
towards the James Bay. Dense residual smoke from these fires has traveled
to Newfoundland and eastern Quebec.

A strip of smoke residuals from the northwestern US fires is moving
east and has covered a vertical belt area including the central Dakotas,
Minnesota, southern Manitoba and Ontario.

A fire near Ventura and Los Angeles counties is producing dense smoke
moving south and west into the Pacific Ocean.

Fires in Placer county is producing dense smoke traveling southwest into
central California.

In northwestern California, fires continue to burn in Siskiyou county.
Smoke is locally dense becoming thin as it stretches southeast and
northeast into east/central Oregon

Washington/British Columbia:
The wildfire in Okanogan National Forest in northern Washington is
producing dense smoke moving north into British Columbia. Residual smoke
from yesterday is over southeastern British Columbia.

Locally dense smoke from a fire in Columbia county is moving northeast
into northwestern Montana.

Fires in Park county are producing moderately dense smoke moving east.

The numerous fires in central Idaho are producing locally dense smoke
with residual smoke stretching into Montana and Wyoming.



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.