Tuesday, July 12, 2005

THRU 0200Z JULY 13, 2005

Alaska/Western Canada:
The fires in Alaska continue to burn producing large amounts of smoke
moving eastward across Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories. The
total extent of smoke is difficult to see in GOES 10 imagery due to
the extensive cloud cover across most of Alaska and western Canada.
These fires have been burning for several weeks

Canada/Far Northern and Northeastern US:
The ever growing number of Saskatchewan fires are producing a significant
amount of smoke this evening across central and eastern Canada and
U.S. The smoke from these fires spread southward into eastern North
Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas then eastward into Minnesota,
Iowa, Northern Missouri and Wisconsin.  Farther to the east the smoke
reaches into the Mid Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. including the state
of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, Delaware and New Jersey.

Northeastern Quebec and New Foundland Canada/Maine U.S.:
A large number of new fires have started across this region producing
thin/diffuse smoke spreading southward across eastern Canada and into
the northern tip of Maine.  The number of fires across this region has
increased over the past few days.  This will add to the overall amount
of smoke and haze across central/eastern Canada and the northern/central


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.