Saturday, October 28, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z October 28, 2006

A very large area of smoke was visible this morning in GOES-West imagery
extending from the Esperanza Fire in Riverside County westward to well off
the coast over the Pacific. The thin to moderately dense mass of smoke
(with locally thicker smoke immediately in the vicinity of the fire)
fans out and elongates in a northwest to southeast direction as it moves
out over the Pacific. The northward extent of the smoke appears to be
running parallel to the coast with some it actually over the coastal
counties of southern and central California from Los Angeles County to
at least as far northwest as Monterey County. The southern portion of
the smoke does appear to be affecting regions of far southern California
including San Diego as well as northwestern Baja in Mexico.
A small smoke plume was detected moving to the west-southwest from a
fire in western Siskiyou County in northwestern California.

A patch of relatively thin smoke was observed this morning moving
to the west across southwestern Oregon including portions of Coos,
Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, and Lake
counties. The source for this smoke is likely attributable to the number
of fires detected over southern and southwestern Oregon as well as far
northern California yesterday.



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.