Monday, October 2, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z October 3, 2006

The wildfire in northern California that has been present for weeks on
end is continuing to produce an area of moderately dense to dense smoke.
Located in the Salmon Trinity Alps Wilderness (Siskiyou and Trinity
counties), smoke stretches 100 km off the California/Oregon coast with
the thickest smoke around/near the fire source. Also, moderately dense
smoke stretches into southwestern and central Oregon.

Fires in Walla Walla and Columbia counties are producing an area of
moderately dense smoke stretching northeast into Garfield and Whitman
counties. Although this cannot be confirmed the fires seem to be
agricultural/prescribed in nature.

A fire in Franklin county near the town of Cunningham is producing an
area of moderately dense smoke moving northeast.

Multiple fires in Benewah/Latah and Kootenai counties are producing
moderately dense smoke moving east NE across the northern sections
of Idaho.

Southeast/Lower Mississippi Valley:
Numerous fires are burning across the region with the largest smoke
producing fires in the state of Arkansas based on satellite imagery.
A fire in Polk county Arkansas (Cossatot River State Park) is emitting
a narrow plume of dense smoke extending 70-80 km from the source.
Another fire in Little River county Arkansas is producing a narrow plume
of moderately dense smoke extending 50-60 km from the source.

North Carolina:
Multiple fires are burning across eastern North Carolina with the largest
fires in the counties of Beaufort and Hyde.  The moderately dense smoke
plumes extend 30-40 km from the source.  The smoke is moving into the
Atlantic Ocean.

J Kibler


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.