|GFS forecast for Monday at Midnight|
From yesterday's satellite image you can see from the MODIS satellite images the fire hot-spots and the smoke plume dispersion.
From the satellites we can calculate the optical depth of the atmosphere. Optical depth is a measure of how much light can penetrate a layer of atmosphere. Below shows the same area with high optical depths (reds) at the location of smoke plumes and low optical depth (blues and purples) over clear skies, meaning light goes all the way to the surface without much depletion. Optical depth isn't calculated for clouded areas.