Friday September 22, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z September 22, 2006

Southern California/Arizona/New Mexico/Texas/northern Mexico:
The enormous Ventura County fires continue to burn today and still produce
smoke plumes, but it cannot tell that how far these plumes reach since
they mix with coast clouds. However, the residual smoke from yesterday can
be seen moving to the south and east from this morning's satellite imagery
and it has covered a large area including southern California, southern
half of Arizona, southern New Mexico, western Texas, and northern Mexico.

Northern California:
Moderately dense to locally dense smoke from the Trinity County fires
is observed moving in a southwestern direction to the Pacific this
morning. The fire in Sierra County continues to burn and produce a
narrow west SW smoke plume reaching to the border between Sierra and
Yuba 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.