Thursday, July 27, 2006

THROUGH 1530Z July 27, 2006.

Upper Mississippi Valley:
An area of diffuse smoke is visible across portions of Minnesota as a
result of fires in central Canada.

Washington, Oregon, northern California:
Fires in Riverside, Nye and Inyo counties in California are producing
moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving towards the west and
northwest. A blaze in Oneida County, Oregon, is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke that is moving towards the east.  Residual smoke
from these fires covered much of the southern two-thirds of Oregon and
central Idaho. A large wildfire in Okanogan was producing a dense plume
of smoke that snaked northeastward into British Columbia and Saskatchewan,
then south into Idaho and Montana.  This large area of smoke was advecting
towards the east.  Residual smoke from this fire was located over eastern
Montana, portions of Wyoming, the Dakotas and Nebraska.

Central Great Basin:
Residual smoke from fires in northern Nevada covered portions of Utah
and extreme northeastern Arizona.


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.