Tuesday, July 11, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z July 12, 2006.

A massive fire that has erupted over southwest San Bernardino county
just north of Palm Springs is producing a large, dense smoke plume that
is extending to the northeast and covers much of the eastern part of
the county and crosses into Nevada and is over Las Vegas.

Another large fire over western Stanislaus county is producing a large
moderately dense smoke plume that is moving to the northeast and extends
to just west of Lake Tahoe over the western portion of Sierra county.

A fire over extreme western Joaquin county has produced a narrow plume
of moderately dense smoke that curls to the east and then the south over
Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Two small fires over northwest Fresno county produced short puffs of
thin smoke that drifted to the south.

A fire along the Kern/San Luis Obispo border is producing smoke that is
swirling clockwise and is mainly thin.

A fire in southern Lake county has produced a moderately dense smoke
plume that extended to the northeast to the central Lake/Marney border
before clouds covered the smoke.

Several small fires in Roseau county in northwest Minnesota have produced
narrow, short smoke plumes that are of thin density and are moving north.

A fire in the Yukon National Wildlife Refuge near Kasigluk, northwest of
Bethel, is producing a moderately dense smoke plume that extends about
75 km to the north.



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.