Thursday July 01, 2005

THRU 0130Z JULY 01, 2005

US Southwest into the Central Great Plains:
A 30 mi wide line of dense smoke extends NE from the Cave Creek Complex
to near Greasewood AZ (along the Navajo/Apache boarder).

Dense Smoke from the Southern, Mt. Bangs, and Westside Complex fires can
be seen covering most of the following counties: N Clark/Lincoln in NV,
Iron/Washington in UT, and Mohave N of the Colorado R. in AZ.

Convective dense smoke can be seen from a new fire 27 mi W of Page AZ
in N Coconino County. The plume is 14 mi wide and extends over most of
Lake Powell in UT.

Convective very dense smoke can be seen from a new fire along the
Montezuma/La Plata county line 5 mi N of the NM boarder. The plume is
18 mi wide and extends near Arboles in CO (SW Archuleta).

The above dense smoke is embedded within an much broader area of thin
to moderately dense smoke that covers the following areas: SSE NV,
S one-third of UT, N 1/3 of AZ, S half of CO, OK Panhandle, NM north
of a line from Silver City to Clayton, and a 50 mi wide area centered
along a line from Elkart KS to Pratt KS.

Alaska/N Yukon Territory/Northwest Territories:
High amounts of thunderstorms and cirrus blowoff is obscuring most
of Alaska and the Canadian Territories today. area of
moderately dense smoke can be seen between 65N to 68N east of 150W
extending to Great Bear Lake in the NW Territories.



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.