Tuesday, July 19, 2006

THROUGH 1500Z July 19, 2006.

The wildfires throughout Lake and Cook counties are continuing to produce
a large area of dense smoke that is now moving northeast into southern
Ontario across Lake Nipigon.  Remnant smoke from this fire continues to
cover a larger portion of southern Wisconsin an southern Michigan.

Central US:
Remnant smoke from the massive fires of yesterday is visible in the
satellite imagery this morning. The smoke is mostly thin to moderately
dense and almost covers all the central US from north to south, including
the following states: North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas,
Arkansas, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas,
and Louisiana.  The densest part of the plume now appears to be over
portions of the Tennessee and Ohio Valley.

The large fire in Lassen county in northern California is still producing
a dense smoke plume fanning mostly to the east and it covers nearly the
entire panhandle of Lassen county.

A fire in northeast Valley county is still producing a dense smoke
plume that extends 170 miles northeast into the southeast Montana county
of Jefferson.  Several fires continue to burn along mainly the western
half of Fort Peck Lake and are producing a moderately dense to at times
locally dense smoke plumes that has fanned out to the northwest near the
border between Montana and Saskatchewan province of  western Canada and
covers the entire portion of northeastern



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.