THROUGH 0130Z July 8, 2006.
Cloud cover is hindering satellite based detection of the fires that have been seen for days in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Glimpses through cloud breaks suggest that the fires might be somewhat less numerous today compared to the past few days. Cloud cover is also preventing smoke observation. Eastern U.S. and Midwest: Some of the smoke from previous days' Canadian fires now covers most of the eastern third of the U.S. (excluding Florida) and the Midwest. The moderate smoke mixed with haze is particularly dense in Georgia, western South Carolina, eastern New York, southern Vermont, New Hampshire, and southern Maine. California: A fire in southern Monterey County is producing a moderate plume that extends westward over the Pacific. A fire near the border of Tulare and Fresno Counties is producing dense smoke the extends toward the north and northeast covering the western part of Fresno County.