Friday, September 29, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z September 30, 2006

A fire burning in Apache county just south of the town of Fort Defiance
is producing an area of moderately dense smoke pushing east across the
area and into Mckinley county in New Mexico.

Baja California.
A rather large fire about 35 km south of the California border is
producing an area of dense smoke moving southeast over Baja California.

California/Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Wyoming/Utah/British Columbia/Alberta:
A wildfire burning in Tuolumne County (Yosemite National Park) is
producing an area of moderately dense smoke moving north into Calaveras
and Alpine counties.

The long lasting wildfire burning in the Salmon and Trinity Alps
Wilderness (Siskiyou and Trinity Counties) is continuing to produce a
large area of smoke.  The thickest smoke remains in northwest California
and moves north into southwest Oregon.  Additional smoke has spread across
western/central Oregon and has moved as far north as southern Washington
(northern edge reaches Mt. Rainier National Park).  The smoke is also
moving into the Pacific ocean, but due to thick clouds up and down the
coast, smoke coverage cannot be seen or measured.

An area of higher level and thin remnant smoke from the wildfire has
spread across eastern Oregon east into southern Idaho, northern Utah,
southwest Wyoming and the far northwestern edges of Colorado.

A fire burning in Harney county near the town of Diamond and just south
of Malheur Lake is emitting an area of dense smoke moving east into
Malheur county.  Another fire in the central section of the state in
Deschutes county in the Maury Mountains is producing an area of dense
smoke moving northeast.  This fire is just north of the town of Hampton.

A large wildfire in Boundary county (Kaniksu National Forest) is producing
a dense smoke plume that is fanning east into northwest Montana and
southeastern British Columbia.  An additional fire northwest of the
Boundary county fire in southeast British Columbia (46.9N/117.9W) is
emitting a thick plume of smoke fanning east to near the Alberta border.

Multiple wildfires burning in Clearwater county (Clearwater National
Forest), Benewah county (St. Joe National Forest), Washington, Boise,
Valley and Elmore counties (Boise and Payette National Forest) are
producing areas of moderately dense to dense smoke moving east across
Idaho and into western parts of Montana.

Southeast/Lower Mississippi Valley/Southern Plains.
Multiple agricultural/prescribed fires are burning across these regions
producing narrow plumes of light to moderately dense smoke.

J Kibler


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.