Thursday, July 6, 2006

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.



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.