THROUGH 0240Z July 7, 2006.
Small fires in southeastern Trinity county, southern Plumas county and along the border between Colusa and Yolo county are producing small and narrow smoke plumes that are of thin density and moving mainly to the northeast. There are also fires in Madera county, Fresno county, along the Ventura/Los Angeles county border, and along the western San Bernardino/Riverside county border that are producing moderately dense to locally dense areas of smoke. Most of the smoke is moving northeast, but the smoke produced from the fire in Madera county is moving to the south. Great Lakes States and Ohio Valley and Canada: The massive wildfires across northern and central British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba continue to produce moderately dense to locally very dense areas of smoke that cover most of the northern portion of the prairie provinces and most of Ontario and western Quebec. The enormous area of smoke has also moved southeast into the U.S. with the most dense portions affecting the Great Lake States including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, western Ohio and western West Virginia. Somewhat less dense smoke also covers portions of adjoining states. MR/BZ