Wednesday, July 26, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z July 26, 2006.

Eastern U.S.:
Extensive haze is over the Ohio and Tennessee valley while thin smoke
is visible moving over Southern New England.

Large fires in Okanogan and N Chelan Counties in N Washington produced
a plume of dense smoke that stretched southeastward to Lincoln/ Adam
Counties and northward to S British Columbia.

Oregon/ Idaho/ Montana:
Mostly thin smoke drifted eastward from fires in NW Deschutes, SW wheeler,
N Harney, C Malheur and NE Baker Counties in Oregon. Plumes of moderately
dense smoke drifted to the northeast from several fires in N Idaho and
SW Montana.

A large fire in N Santa Barbara county caused very dense smoke that
extended northward to San Luis Obispo and W Kern County. Thin and
moderately dense smoke drifted northward from fires in Monterey,
Stanislaus, Tehama, Siskiyou and Trinity.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
A fire in southern Saskatchewan produced a narrow plume of moderately
dense smoke that extended southward across Valley and McCome County
to W Dawson. Numerous wildfires caused moderately dense smoke from N
Saskatchewan to S Manitoba.

A large fire in E Yukon-koyukuk County in NE Alaska caused a plume of
dense smoke that drifted northward.



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.