Sunday, July 23, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z July 24, 2006.

A large fire in Kern county of southern California is producing a dense
plume of smoke that is moving to the north/northwest.  On Santa Catalina
Island off the coast of southern California there is a fire burning that
is producing a significant amount of locally dense smoke that is fanning
out in all directions off the island.

The wildfires throughout Wyoming and Idaho continue to burn this evening
producing dense smoke that is moving southeast into eastern Utah and
western Colorado.

A fire in Coryell county of central Texas is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke that is moving south.

Alaska/Yukon Territory:
A fire flared up late in the evening in Fairbanks North and is producing
a dense plume of smoke that is moving to the north. Many fires along
the Alaskan/Yukon Territory border continue to burn in the mountains
producing moderately dense to very dense smoke that is all moving to
the east, or northeast.

Northwest Territory:
Several wildfires are visible burning in the Mackenzie Mountain Range
and producing very dense smoke that is moving southeast. Several fires
south of Great Slave Lake are producing moderately dense to dense plumes
of smoke and are moving directly east.

Fires in western Alberta are producing moderately dense smoke that has
moved southeast into the Northern Central Plains.  The wildfires in
northeast Saskatchewan surrounding Lake Athabasca are producing massive
amounts of very dense smoke that is moving to both the north and the
south of the lake.



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.