Friday September 15, 2006

THROUGH 0150Z September 16, 2006

Northwestern US(California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah):
The wildfires located in Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests in
northwest California have produced an area of dense smoke that extended
southeastward into the northern Sacramento Valley, east across all of
Nevada, western of Utah, and then north into Idaho, eastern Oregon,
and eastern Washington.

Another big fire in Mono County of central California is producing a large
area of dense smoke that is moving to the northeast and connected with
the smoke from Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests in northwestern

The fires in Panhandle area of Idaho are still burning, but the smoke
cannot be seen from the satellite imagery because of the covering of
today's dense clouds.

Fires in Cook County, Minnesota, and in the vicinity of Lake Nipigon,
Ontario, have produced a dense ribbon of smoke that extended eastward
across central Ontario and Quebec, including the extreme southern portion
of James Bay, to Island of Newfoundland.

A lot of agricultural fires in these states are burning and producing
puffs of thin to moderately dense plumes. Especially, the fires in
southeastern corner of Missouri are all producing moderately dense
plumes of smoke and the overall smoke is moving to the west covering
the southeastern corner of Missouri.



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.