Saturday October 21, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z October 22, 2006

A small thin localized batch of smoke was observed drifting westward
from a cluster of agricultural fires just southeast of Lake Okeechobee
in southern Florida.

Fires in Hansford County and close to the Sherman-Moore County border
of the northern Texas panhandle were emitting occasional puffs of smoke
during the afternoon which quickly spread southward. The long narrow
thin smoke plume from the Sherman-Moore County fire appeared to move
across Amarillo during the late afternoon.

A single fire in western Coconino County of northwestern Arizona was
producing a moderately dense smoke plume which was travelling in a
westward direction toward the Arizona-Nevada state border.

A relatively small moderately dense smoke plume developed and moved
northward in the late afternoon and early evening from a fire in
Tuolumne County in east central California. More agricultural fires in
the Sacramento Valley of north central California were emitting thin
to locally moderately dense smoke plumes which spread quickly to the
south-southwest. Fires in Humboldt and Siskiyou Counties of northwestern
California were responsible for thin to moderately dense areas of smoke
which were moving mainly in a northerly direction.

A rather significant moderately dense to even locally dense smoke smoke
plume was observed moving westward from a fire in western Jefferson
County of west central Oregon.

A long narrow moderately dense smoke plume was visible moving westward
from a fire in western Yakima County of south central Washington. Several
fires along the western portion of the Olympic Peninsula were responsible
for an area of moderately dense smoke which was moving in various
directions due to erratic winds in the area.

Western Canada:
Fires were detected scattered across British Columbia including
Vancouver Island. Several of these fires had visible smoke plumes which
were generally not that extensive with the exception of the Vancouver
Island plumes.



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.