Tuesday, July 25, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z July 25, 2006.

The large fire of yesterday afternoon in the Okanogan National Forest
in Okanogan county is still is producing dense smoke that is moving
northeast. The moderately dense residual smoke of yesterday has moved
across the US-Canada border into southern central British Columbia
Province of Canada.

The moderately dense and locally very dense residual smoke from the
fire in Monterey county of central western California covers all the
central California and even across the boundary between California and
Nevada into several counties of Nevada, including all of Douglass, Lyon,
Mineral, Churchill, and Lander counties, and portion of Nye, Pershing,and
Eureka counties.

Alaska/Yukon Territory:
The large wildfire in eastern Yukon-Koyukuk county is still producing
moderately dense smoke that is moving west firstly, then moving northwest
across the central and northwestern portion of Alaska. The wildfires up
and down the mountains along the Alaskan/Yukon Territory border continue
to produce are still producing moderately dense of smoke that is mainly
moving north along the border between along Alaska and Yukon Territory
in the portion of south Fairbanks.

Ontario and the Great Lakes:
The satellite imagery of this morning shows that the whole southern
Ontario province of Canada and portion of the Great Lakes area,
including the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, are covered
by moderately dense smoke.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
The moderately dense residual smoke from the wildfires surrounding Lake
Athabasca covers 2/3 to the north of Saskatchewan province of Canada
and portions of north and central Manitoba province of Canada.



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.