Wednesday September 06, 2006

THROUGH 0130 September 07, 2006

Northern California/Northwestern US/Northern and Central Plains/Upper and
Central Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes/Ohio Valley/western Canada/central
Wildfires in northeastern Oregon, southeastern and northern Washington,
all over Idaho, western and southern Montana, western Wyoming, northern
Nevada, and northern California in northwestern US, as well as the fires
in south of British Columbia, northern Alberta, and western Ontario in
Canada  are producing massive areas of moderately dense to very dense
smoke. These smoke plumes all have merged with one another and have
spread out to the areas mentioned on the title. Almost all of the smoke
plumes are dense, and the lighter portion or moderately dense portion of
the smoke plumes are only on the southern and eastern edge areas around
the smoke, such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Southern and central California/western Nevada:
The big fire near border between Ventura and Los Angeles counties
continues to burn and has produced a locally very dense plume of smoke
that is swirling around and has covered most of Ventura and Mercede
counties, and Los Angeles counties. Especially, the densest portion of
the smoke plume is moving to the southeast across southern Los Angeles,
eastern Riverside, and Mono counties into central San Diego county
of southern California.  Another big fire in Placer county in central
California is producing a moderately dense to locally dense plume of
smoke that is moving to the northeast across Nevada and Sierra counties
of California into southern Woshoe county of western Nevada.



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.