Sunday July 03, 2005

THRU 0200Z JULY 03, 2005

Several fires in central Alaska between the Yukon and the Brooks range
are producing areas of smoke generally moving to the east. The smoke is
mixed in with clouds making detection difficult.

A broad area of smoke generated over the past few days from the fires
in Alaska and the Yukon Territory extends from Great Slave Lake in the
Northwest Territories eastward across northern Saskatchewan/Manitoba,
southeast Northwest Territory, the southern half of Hudson Bay and into
western Quebec. A 100 mile wide area of smoke drops south terminating
near the Quebec/New York border between Massena and Plattsburgh.

Pacific Northwest:
An area of smoke has circulated down from the Alaskan fires into the
Pacific Northwest and extends from southwest Oregon into southwest Idaho
and then arcs up to the northeast into west central Montana.

Numerous large blazes continue to produce areas of thick smoke across
much of the Four Corner's region. Large smoke producing fires are seen
over southeast Nevada, central and north central Arizona, southwest New
Mexico and a new blaze in southwest Colorado. The smoke is mainly moving
to the east northeast and is reaching to the front range of the Rockies.

A very large number of agricultural/control burns are observed across
central Kansas. A large number of small smoke plumes are seen with these
fires and are moving to the northeast.

South Texas:
Southeast winds have kicked up a plume of dust from just east of
Brownsville and moving to the northwest.



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.