Wednesday, September 14, 2005

THROUGH 0045Z September 15, 2005

Moderately dense smoke is moving in multiple directions across S LA
due to high amounts of vertical wind shear, though the prodominant
direction is lower level smoke to move NE under SW flow.  Smoke covers
the following parishes: All of Cameron, Acadia, and Vermillion as
well as Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu parishes S of I-10 and extreme
SW St. Landry parish.  The most dense smoke is moving NE over Acadia
parish from the Grey Estate_2 fire, other smoke can be traced back to
large fires near Intracoastal City in Vermilion parish and N of Grand
Lake in E Cameron parish.

A fire in the central Snake River Plain N of Eden in Jerome county
is producing dense smoke 25km wide extending to the E 83km near the
Power/Cassia/Blaine county line.

A fire in N Tulare county in Sequoia National Forest NW of Mt. Whitney
is producing moderately dense smoke that extends 80km to the W into
Central Frenso county and is on average 29km wide.

A extemely high number of agricultural fires in the Willimete River
Valley along I-5 north of the Lane county line is producing very dense
smoke covering the entire valley and the Cascade Range to the east of
the valley.

A mdoerately dense plume from a fire in extreme NW Wheeler county near
Fossil extends E 67km into NW Grant and extreme SW Morrow county and is
about 15km wide on average.



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.