Thursday, July 14, 2005

THRU 0100Z JULY 15, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern Canada:
Cloud cover continues to hinder smoke detection but three fairly small
areas of smoke can be seen. One area is produced by a fire in south
central Yukon-Koyukuk. Another starts in the southwestern Kenai Peninsula
and extends westward and southwestward over Cook Inlet.  Finally the
numerous fires between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake are producing
a third quasi-stationary area of smoke.

Southeastern Canada and New York:
Increasing fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario are producing large and
very dense smoke plumes.  In Quebec the smoke plumes extend southward
with the smoke moving toward but not yet entering New York State.
In Ontario the plumes extend toward the north or east.  Earlier today
a large area of smoke was seen west of the Hudson Bay.

Very numerous agricultural burns are producing a hazy smoky mix in
central Kansas.


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.