Wednesday, September 27, 2006

THROUGH 0220Z September 28, 2006

California/Arizona/Utah/Nevada/Oregon/Idaho/Montana/New Mexico/Northern
Mexico/British Columbia:
Northern California and Oregon:
The fires burning in northern California in the Salmon and Siskiyou
Mountains (Siskiyou and Trinity counties) are producing an area of dense
smoke moving north along the California coast and into western Oregon.
The dense smoke produced today combined with the thin smoke yesterday
has covered northern California and western half of Oregon. The denest
portions of the smoke locate in northwestern corner of California and
sourthwestern corner of Oregon. Fires in Marney, Crook, Union, Morrow,
and Wallowa counties of Oregon are porducing moderately dense plumes of
southward or eastward smoke.

Southern and Central California/Nevada/Arizona/New Mexico:
The very large wildfire continuing to burn in Ventura county is producing
an area of thick smoke that moved to west northwest. The dense portions
of the smoke are now covering northern Los Angeles, northern Ventura,
Santa Barbra, southwestern corner of Kern, and San Luis Obispo counties
of southern California. A moderately dense smoke now is wandering around
cenral California and has covered several big cities, including San
Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose.  The residual moderately dense
smoke from the fire has stretched to southern Nevada, northern and
central Arizona, and western New Mexico.

A fire in northenr Mexico is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke
taht is moving to the east.

A fire in White Pine county of western Nevada is porducing a moderately to
dense plume of smoke moving to the east and reaching the border between
Utah and Nevada.

Idaho/Montana/British Columbia:
A bunch of fires in Idaho Panhandle area are porducing moderately dense
to dense plumes of smoke that are moving to the south or the east and
has covered central of the Panhandle area. Several fires along the
border of Boise and Valley counties and in western Custer county are
producing moderately dense to denes plumes of smoke that are moving to the
east. A fire in central Sanders county of western Montana is porducing
a moderately dense plume of smoke moving eastward. Several fires in
southern British Columbia of western Canada are producing moderately
dense plumes of smoke moving easterly.

Southern US:
A lot of agricultural fires in southern US, including Texas, Liousianna,
Mississippi, and Alabama, are producing thin to moderately dense plumes
of short-time smoke.



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.