Sunday September 24, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z September 25, 2006

The fires located within the national forests of Siskiyou and Trinity
counties are producing dense to very dense smoke that is fanning out to
the northwest out over the Pacific. The majority of the denser smoke is
staying local to the fires.

The large wildfire in Ventura county, of southern California, continues
to spread throughout Los Padres National Forest, where it is producing
dense to very dense smoke that is moving off to the north northwest. Some
of this dense smoke has spread in a thin line stretching across central
California's west coast all the way through Arizona, and  into New
Mexico. This line of smoke is nearly 50 km thick, and spreads nearly
1600 km inland.

The fires along the southern California and northern Baja border
continue to produce moderately dense smoke that is moving to the north,

Several fires in western Oregon flared up late in the evening, and are
producing moderately dense smoke that is slowly moving southeast.

The fires in central/northern Idaho started burning again, and are
producing moderately dense smoke that can be seen in late evening visible
imagery. These fires are all located within Clearwater county, and the
smoke seems to be spreading in all directions, although not very far
from the fires.



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.