Friday October 13, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z October 14, 2006

Eastern Arkansas:
Numerous agricultural burns covering mainly the eastern portion of
Arkansas were emitting brief puffs of smoke which had combined to form
rather large areas of thin smoke which spread eastward toward northwestern
Mississippi and western Tennessee (including the Memphis area).

As usual, moderately dense to locally dense was being produced by
the ongoing fires in Trinity and Siskiyou Counties of northwestern
California. Today, the smoke was primarily moving in a westward direction
but erratic winds were also present causing the smoke to also fan out
in multiple directions. Moderately dense smoke was also observed fanning
out to the north and south from a fire in Lassen County of northeastern
California. Another round of what are believed to be mainly agricultural
burns in the Sacramento Valley was responsible for an area of mostly
thin smoke which moved northward during the afternoon.

Washington/Oregon/Idaho/Western Montana:
Smoke producing fires were widely scattered across the region with the
most active smoke producers being in central and northeastern Oregon
as well as central Idaho and portions of the Idaho Panhandle. The smoke
plumes from the fires over central and northeastern Oregon had combined
to form a large thin to moderately dense area of smoke with embedded dense
batches of smoke closer to the actual fires. The area of smoke was moving
eastward and covered central and eastern Oregon as well as southeastern
Washington and was beginning to move into Idaho just before sunset.



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.