Thursday, July 28, 2005

THRU 0145Z JULY 29, 2005

Moderate to Dense smoke covers nearly all of Alaska due to multiple
large fires all along the Yukon River Valley. Only a small area of
smoke extends into the Yukon Territory due to the Boundary Creek Fire.
All of the Yukon River valley is covered along with an area of smoke
being wrapped southward across the NE Alaska peninsula along the western
periphery of a cyclone in the Gulf of Alaska. Smoke also extends NW out
of the Yukon Valley across the Seward Peninsula and Kotzebue Sound into
E Russia and the Arctic Ocean north of Russia.

Convective dense smoke from a new fire 8mi NE of Klamath Falls is in a
line 10mi wide and extends 50 mi to the NE.

Moderate to dense smoke from the Wasson fire is moving in 3 directions:
N, NE and ESE (all plumes are about 7-10mi wide).  The total area covers
most of E and NE Jackson county and all of N and SW Klamath county.

Moderately dense smoke from a new fire near Coffeepot Lake in C Lincoln
county is in a line 11mi wide and extends NE to Priest Lake in N ID.

Dense smoke from the Sheep Creek fire is fan shaped extending SSE to
ENE to the CO boarder.

Moderate smoke from the Pack Trail fire is fan shaped extending SSE to
ESE about 26mi along the arc.

Dust and Sand:
A large area of Saharan dust and sand can be seen across  the Gulf of
Mexico and Bay of Campeche into the far NE portion of the Caribbean Sea.
Specifically, the area is of thin to moderate intensity and extends from
and Corpus Christi, TX to the Isle of Youth Cuba to Grand Cayman back
to the Belize/Mexico boarder and across the Yucatan peninsula and Bay
of Campeche to near Veracruz and northward along the the front range of
the Sierra Madre Oriental.



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.