Saturday, November 26, 2005

THROUGH 2345Z November 26, 2005

Thin to moderate smoke from a fire in Coronado Nat'l Forest extends NE
47km and is about 11km wide.

Thin smoke from a fire near Wengler and Montgomery Creek in Shasta county
extends SW 22km and is about 10km wide.

Two fires near San Joaquin and Kerman in Fresno county are producing
thin to moderately dense smoke that is mixing with a larger dust/sand
plume which appears moderately dense on satellite.  The airbourne dust
and sand covers Fresno county NE of I-5, Kings county, W Tulare county
W of SR-99, and N Kerns county NW of Bakersfield

Other dust/sand plumes:
A dense fan of dust/sand from the Owens Lake Bed in Inyo county extends
S to SE from the Lake Bed to near the S county line E of US-395.

A thin plume of dust/sand from the deserts of E San Diego/W Imperial
county covers the Salton Sea and extends to the Colorado River and is
as wide as Imperial county.

A moderately dense plume of dust/sand from the dry lake SE of Coaldale
in Esmeralda county extends 131km SSE along US-95 (to near Bare Mt.) and
is about 20km wide.

A moderately dense intermittent plume of dust/sand extends E from the
dry lake bed E of Cochise in Cochise county to the NM state line and is
on average 5km wide. The plume is over or just S of I-10.

Mexico (Chihuahua):
Dense dust/sand from the Southern half of the dry lakes N of Santo
Domingo (NW of Villa Ahumada/W of Lucero) in N Chihuahua extends E to
the TX boarder. The plume is 40km wide.

A large dust/sand storm of thin to moderate density is moving NE slowly
from it source near the coastal deserts E of Isla Tiburon and extends
to the first ranges of the Sierra Marde Occidental N of Hermosillo.



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.