Wednesday, September 14, 2005

THROUGH 0130Z September 14, 2005

Washington, Oregon and California:
A fire in Walla Walla County, Washington is producing a thin to moderate
smoke plume that extends northward.  A fire in northwestern Wheeler
County, Oregon is producing a dense smoke plume that extends north
northwestward into Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties.  Fires in central
Douglas County, Oregon are producing thin to moderate smoke plumes that
extend southeastward. In California, a fire near the borders of Yolo,
Napa and Solano Counties is producing a thin to moderate smoke plume
that extends primarily southwestward, and a fire in northern Tulare
County is producing a thick smoke plume that extends primarily eastward.

Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky
A broad area of thin smoke mixed with haze covers much of Alabama and
central/eastern Tennessee and central/eastern Kentucky and perhaps extends
into south central Ohio.  The smoke component of this smoke/haze mix is
believed to have originated from fires that occurred in Idaho and Montana
several days ago. Agricultural burning today, especially in Alabama,
is also contributing.

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi:
Numerous agricultural fires in eastern Arkansas and northeastern Louisiana
are contributing to an area of thin haze and smoke on and near the
western border of Mississippi.


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.