Tuesday September 26, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z September 26, 2006

Central Texas/West Central Louisiana:
Early morning GOES-West Visible imagery still shows what is believed
to be a very narrow swath of thin smoke stretching from central Texas,
to a point close to or just south of Waco, to near or just south of
Lufkin, to west central Louisiana. The smoke appears to be leftover from
the large southern California fires and was being tracked since early
yesterday/late on Sunday when the winds were favorable for large scale
transport in this direction.

Northern and Central California/Western Oregon:
A patch of thin to moderately dense smoke, which has become detached
from the Ventura County fire in southern California, moved to the
northwest overnight and was currently situated across the region of
north-central California from the San Francisco-Oakland region across
Sacramento to the northern and central Sierras. A large area of smoke
which was generally thin to moderately dense with even locally dense
smoke in the vicinity of the fires was moving to the northwest and
covered northwestern California, far western and southwestern Oregon,
and extended well offshore over the Pacific.



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.