Tuesday September 26, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z September 26, 2006

CORRECTION...Added reference to the fires in Siskiyou and Trinity Counties
as being the source for the smoke in the second sentence in the second
paragraph below.

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 Siskiyou and Trinity County fires in northwestern California 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.