Wednesday, July 26, 2006

THROUGH 1415Z July 26, 2006.

Upper Ohio River Valley and Mid-Atlantic:
An area of thin smoke can be seen over nearly all of Ohio (except far NW
and West Virginia. The smoke then continues east into the Mid-Atlantic
states where it covers the southern 2/3rds of PA, the northern Shenandoah
Valley in NW VA, Northern Maryland (north of DC), New Castle county DE,
and NY south of Hudson including NYC and W Suffolk county on Long Island.
The smoke is remnants of fires from Saskatchewan and Manitoba fires from
this weekend.

A moderately dense line of smoke from the Canadian fires (east of
the Mackenzie River and E of Lake Athabasca). The line runs along the
Manitoba/Ontario provincial line the length of Lake Winnipeg.

S Canadian Rockies/N US Rockies:
A very dense plume of smoke from the Tin Pan and Tripod fires in N
Washington state can be seen along the US/Canadian boarder from US-97
across Bonner and Boundary counties in ID to Flathead Lake in MT.
The plume is about 125km wide and is moving due east.
A second area from the source fires itself is of moderate density and
is at a lower altitude near the surface and is moving SW off the higher
terrain of the Cascades. The smoke extends SW to I-90 near Moses Lake.

Oregon/N California:
Thin to moderately dense plumes of smoke from the Black Crater, Maxwell
and Happy Camp fires in Oregon and N California are moving E covering
portions of Deschutes, S Crook, and S Wheeler and W Grant in OR and
portions of NW Siskiyou county in CA.  Smoke is relatively low level.

NW Canada/NE Alaska:
An area of thin smoke from smoldering fires along the Mackenzie river
in NW Northwest Territories is moving NW over NE Alaska/Far N Yukon
Territory, over some open waters of the Artic and the Ice sheet as far
north as 73N 145W.



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.