Saturday, July 8, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z July 9, 2006.

Central and Western Canada:
Clouds over northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
continue to hamper fire and smoke detection.   However what   can be
seen through breaks in the clouds seems to be substantially less fires
and smoke than had been observed over the past week.

Eastern U.S., Midwest, and Southeast:
A mixture of light to moderate smoke and haze covers much of Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, Tennesee, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, western North
and South Carolina, and then extends in a swath from eastern Kentucky,
through western Pennsylvania and then New York, northward across New
England, New Brunswick and the Gulf of St Lawrence.  The smoke originated
days ago from the fires in Canada.

Texas and Arkansas:
A fire in eastern Pope County, Arkansas, is producing very dense smoke
that extends into neighboring counties to the north and northeast.
A fire in southern Nolan County, Texas is producing a moderate smoke
plume that extends toward the northwest into Borden County.

Northern California:
A fire in southwestern Colusa County is producing light to moderate
smoke that is spreading out in all directions.  A fire near the border
of Tehama and Trinity Counties is producing a light to moderate smoke
plume that extends toward the 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.