Friday, July 7, 2006

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.

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.  A fire in north
central Riverside County is producing a moderate smoke plume extending
southward and this fire might also be responsible for an area of light
to moderate smoke to its northwest.


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.