Saturday September 16, 2006

THROUGH 0140Z September 17, 2006

Ontario/Quebec/New England/New Bunswick:
Fires in Cook County, Minnesota, and in the vicinity of Lake Nipigon,
Ontario are still there this evening, but we can tell if they are
producing smoke; however, the residual smoke is still moderately dense
to dense and it can be seen moving east from western Ontario to central
Quebec, New England of US, and New Bunswick from this evening's satellite
imagery. The densest portion of the smoke is located in central Quebec,
northern half of Maine, and southern half of New Bunswick.

Lower Mississippi River:
A large area of moderately dense smoke can be seen along Lower
Mississippi River states, including just southern Indiana, Missouri,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi from satellite
imagery. Some thin to moderately dense plumes of smoke can be seen in
Alabama, Georgia,and Florida Panhandle.

The fires along the border of Siskiyo and Trinity counties in northern
California are still burning and producing dense plumes of smoke that
is moving south and has covered most of Trinity county and reached the
southwestern corner of Shasta county. Actually, a new fire in Shasta
county is producing a moderately dense plume of narrow southward smoke
across the border to the Temama county.

A big fire in Ventura county of southern California is producing a large
area of southward smoke across 2/3 south of the county to the Pacific.

A fire in northwestern corner of Riverside county is producing a
moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving east NE along the border
between Riverside and Los Angeles counties.



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.