Saturday September 23, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z September 24, 2006

The large wildfires that continue to burn throughout the National Forests
in northwestern California are producing very dense smoke that is fanning
out to the west over the Pacific Ocean and extending nearly 315km into the
ocean. The majority of these fires are found throughout Trinity county.

A fire burning in Sierra county is producing a light to moderately
dense plume of smoke that is moving to the west, but is caught within
the valley.

The large wildfire burning throughout the Los Padres National Forest
in Ventura county is producing dense to very dense smoke that is moving
slightly south, and nearly 250km to both the east and the west. This smoke
is also going to affect the northern part of the Los Angeles metro area.

Fires along the southern California and northern Baja border are producing
light smoke that is mainly moving towards the west.

A fire right on the border of the Gulf of Mexico and Socorro county is
producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving directly to
the north.



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.