Sunday, September 25, 2005

THROUGH 0200Z September 26, 2005

Western U.S.:
More than a dozen smoke plumes were noted scattered across the western
half of the country. The most significant one was eminating from a
fire in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County of northern
California. This smoke plume extended approximately 150 miles to the
WSW over the Pacific Ocean. Two eastward moving rather significant
smoke plumes were observed in New Mexico. One of these was due to a
fire located near Toadlena in northwestern New Mexico in the county
of San Juan. The second New Mexico fire was just west of Las Alamos
near the town of Jemez Springs in Sandoval County. Finally, a fire in
northwestern Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon National Park in
northeastern Mohave County was responsible for a growing smoke plume
observed spreading eastward just prior to sunset.



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.