Monday, July 25, 2005

THRU 0300Z JULY 25, 2005

Numerous large Alaskan fires continue unabated and the accompanying large
band of smoke of various densities extends from the Yukon through central
Alaska and then out across the Bering Sea.  The smoke covers more than
a third of Alaska tonight and is very dense in some areas.

Two fires north of Lake Nipigon and one fire south of the Lake have fairly
large and dense smoke plumes that extend toward the east.  The smoke
from the southern fire reaches the northernmost tip of Lake Superior.

Western U.S./Northern Central Plains:
The fire in southeastern Crook County, Wyoming continues to produce fairly
thick smoke over several counties in South Dakota.  A fire that began
midday in Fergus County, Montana is producing smoke that affects several
counties to its east.  A fire near the border of San Benito and Monterey
counties in California is sending a fairly small and diffuse smoke plume
mostly toward the south and east.  A fire in Klickitat County, Washington
has a smoke plume that extends to the east, northeast and southeast.


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.