Thursday October 26, 2006

THROUGH 0145Z October 27, 2006

A large fire in Riverside county of southern California is producing a
massive amount of dense to very dense smoke that is fanning out to the
south southwest. It extends nearly 450 KM southeast into Baja, as well
as moving over the Channel Islands in the Catalina Bay.
There are also several fires on the Baja/California border producing light
to moderately dense smoke and contributing to this larger area of smoke.

In central California there are a few small fires that are producing
light smoke that is not extending very far from the fire.

Many fires in northern California and southern and central Oregon are
producing light to moderately dense plumes of smoke that are mixing in
with the large area of haze moving in over the area. It is possible that
there is more smoke than noted, but it is not visible due to this area
of haze.



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.