Friday July 01, 2005

THRU 1800Z JULY 01, 2005

US Southwest into the Central Great Plains:
A very thin area of smoke could be seen in GOES-10 visible imagery when
the sun angle was quite low.  The area covers far SE NV in NE Clark and
SE Lincoln counties and continues eastward across the S one-third of UT,
N one-third of AZ, S quarter of CO, N one-third of NM, OK panhandle and
extreme SW KS.  A small pocket of thin smoke can be seen surrounding
the Cave Creek Complex into the Phoenix metro area as well.

Alaska/N Yukon Territory/Northwest Territories:
High concentration of weather clouds has covered most of the active
burning areas.  However, moderately dense smoke can be seen from the
eastern Yukon boarder into the NW Territories across the SW portion of
Great Bear Lake, over the Great Slave Lake to near the SE Nunavut boarder.

A second moderately dense area of smoke over NW Alberta  into NE
Saskatchewan over Lake Athabasca is directly under a narrow deformation
zone with smoke moving in nearly all directions.



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.