Wednesday September 14, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z September 15, 2006

The wildfires located in Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests in
northwest California are producing very dense smoke that is spreading
both to the east northeast across northern California and southern Oregon,
and directly south through the central parts of the state.

Fires in central Idaho continue to burn, and produce large amounts of
dense smoke, but visibility is limited due to thick cloud cover, so
the density and range of these plumes is hard to determine.  Smoke is
definitely moving to the northeast and reaching the western borders of
Montana, and more than likely further than that.

Lower/Central Mississippi Valley:
Many agricultural fires are burning throughout the lower and central
Mississippi Valley, with most producing quick, light plumes of smoke
that is moving to the south southeast.

Fires have flared up this evening in Cook County, of far northeastern
Minnesota. These fires are producing dense smoke that is moving to the
northeast, where it combines with the enormous amount of wildfires that
have spread between Lake Superior and Lake Nipigon.  The majority of the
smoke produced from these fires is very dense and moving to the northeast
up through all of Ontario, but some of the moderately dense smoke is
moving to the south across Lake Superior and into northern Wisconsin.



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.