Saturday, July 1, 2006

THROUGH 0225Z July 2, 2006.

Fires in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties of northern California are producing
moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving north into southern
Oregon.  Another large fire in northern California, located in Plumas
county is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is spreading
north to northeast and crossing into northwest Nevada.

The fire in Washington county continues to burn through the evening,
but visible smoke is limited as clouds have moved into the area. Several
other fires are burning in Utah/Arizona/Nevada but the clouds make it
very difficult to see smoke being produced by them.

Canada/Northern US:
In eastern British Columbia, northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and northern
Manitoba provinces the wildfires continue to produce massive amounts of
smoke that are covering a good portion of western/central Canada. The
wildfires in eastern British Columbia are currently producing the most
dense portions of smoke. The massive area of smoke has also moved south
and is affecting portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota
and Wisconsin.

This evenings visible imagery shows smoke/haze over the eastern part of
the US and out into the Atlantic Ocean.  This enormous area of smoke has
been carried by winds moving in a southeast direction from the Canadian
fires mentioned above.



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.