Sunday, July 2, 2006

THROUGH 0223Z July 3, 2006.

Eastern US:
The large area of smoke/haze continues to linger over the east coast,
but is slowly fading away.

Canada/Northern US:
The massive amount of wildfires across British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba continue to produce massive amounts of
moderately dense to dense smoke that is traveling east to southeast
and covering most of Ontario as well as northern parts of North Dakota,
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.  The majority of this smoke is being
produced by large wildfires in eastern British Columbia. In southeast
Manitoba there is a wildfire that continues to produce a very dense
plume of smoke that is moving directly east into central Ontario.

The wildfire in Washington County, Utah continues to burn today producing
dense portions of smoke. Due to the clouds it is difficult to see just
how far the smoke has traveled from the source.
In southern Nevada a fire is producing a moderately dense to dense plume
of smoke that is moving northeast.

In Lassen County	a fire is producing a moderately dense plume
of smoke that is fanning out to the northeast a significant distance,
but as the smoke moves further from the fire it begins to fade. A fire
on the western border of Tehama county is producing a moderately dense
plume of smoke that is moving north to northeast and covering several
northern California counties.  The fires in Modoc and Siskiyou counties
are both producing moderately dense smoke that has combined into one
smoke plume and is moving north into southern Oregon.



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.